Thursday, April 8, 2010

colds, sleepless nights, and wheezing

Well, Aubrey hasn't gotten over her little cold. As a matter of fact, she has gotten worse. Last night was awful! It was one of the worst nights she's ever had, including when she was a newborn. She just coughed constantly and cried out more times than I can remember. I wanted to cry myself when she woke up at 6:50 this morning -- we were all SO tired! She was wheezing and extremely fussy, so I took her to the doctor this morning.

We didn't see our doctor since Thursday is her day off. The doctor we saw said she sounded awful. He put her on an oral steroid, breathing treatments, and an antibiotic. He said if she doesn't improve in a day or so to bring her back. He even threw out the hospital word if she doesn't get better. Kind of scary, but I think all these medicines will knock it out.

It sounds awful, and with all the medicines she is on, you would think she has pneumonia, but really all she has is a cold. The doctor kept saying she has infantile asthma. Our pediatrician has told us that before, but she said there is no point in making an "official" diagnosis. It's treated the same way as wheezing and most kids outgrow it. I'm PRAYING Aubrey outgrows it. It's just weird to me that she sounds so terrible, but if David or I get what she has, we'll only have a cold. The doctor said that staying home with her (as opposed to putting her in daycare) is the best thing you can do for a child with infantile asthma since the wheezing is usually triggered by a common cold. I'm glad to know I'm doing all I can for her!

She sounds better to me after several breathing treatments and a couple of doses of the steroid. She was able to take a nap today without coughing constantly, and I was able to take a nap too! We're hoping that tonight will go smoothly. We're just praying that she gets well fast!

4 comments:

Ashley said...

I'm so sorry! Poor little thing. I'm praying this all clears up! We're sick over here too...coughs and yuckiness :(

Nathalie said...

Wow, I really hope she gets well soon! Sorry to hear she has infantile asthma.. Sounds awful :(

The Niemeyer Nest said...

I will pray for Sweet Aubrey and her Mama who needs some sleep!

J. Henry said...

Sounds terrible... poor baby. Caroline was diagnosed with her first ear infection yesterday. :( I hope Aubrey feels better asap!