Sunday, February 15, 2009

An Eventful Weekend

Rose #1 was not feeling well on Saturday, and she skipped skiing.   About 20 minutes after H left with Rose #2 (and Rose #3 REFUSED to nap), I had that Motherly Instinct feeling that all was really not well.  So we got right into Urgent Care, and when we got there, they took her blood oxygen level.  90!  Hah!  Vindicated!

She started spiking a fever after we had been there for awhile, and after a chest x-ray and two rounds of blood work, the very kind Dr. Martinez decided that she had pneumonia.  They gave her two penicillin shots (one in each leg, and several nurses had to hold her down, etc.).  Luckily by then H had shown up to bring Rose #3 home.   After we stayed for awhile to make sure Rose #1 would not have an allergic reaction to the penicillin, we went home.  Rose #1 slept with me last night - I was just worried she would stop breathing or something in the middle of the night.

We got up today and had to head back to Urgent Care for follow up.  By this morning I kind of suspected that Rose #1 had a UTI, and sure enough, I was right.  We walked away from the weekend with three new prescriptions - Albuterol, Prednisolone, and Omnicef.  YUM.  Esp. Prednisolone, which Rose #1 just LOVES.  (Or, more accurately, she expends every ounce of strength in her surprisingly strong body fighting off whoever is coming at her with the 5 ml she has to take twice a day by mouth.)

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