Saturday, April 05, 2014

3 months and RSV

Today Ridlee is 3 months old! Where is the time going? It saddens me how fast it is going by. This week has been so difficult for her. She was diagnosed with RSV on Tuesday. What came on as a slight runny nose on Sunday quickly escalated into coughing, throwing up, diarrhea, and difficulty breathing. Tuesday I went into work and after my second session I looked in on her and just from that morning she looked far worse. I then took her to the Doctor and was expecting a croup diagnoses. I was shocked when the RSV test came back positive. Also worried due to her age and if she needed to be hospitalized. They checked her pulse oxygen level and it was still 100%, thank goodness. They gave her a breathing treatment and decided to have her come back the next day. They said if she were just a few weeks younger she would have automatically been admitted. Luckily she was almost 3 months. I guess that makes a huge difference. We came back the next day and she had only lost a half an ounce and pulse ox. was 99%, so she wasn't getting worse. I was hoping we had gotten over the hump and was on our way back down. She never really got worse but stayed the same until yesterday (Friday). It was only mid day when I noticed a significant improvement. Last night she was able to sleep through the night without coughing. She also nursed all night, something she wasn't able to for several days, especially without throwing it back up. She was back to her usual self today. Just in time for her 3 month birthday.

3 months old today!

During her RSV

Shots of her and Bubba Heston

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