Sunday, January 17, 2010

A break in our regularly scheduled programming ...

We had a great weekend - two surprise 40th birthday parties for two good friends. We were scheduled to attend our nephew's 16th birthday party today, but those plans came to a screeching halt around 8AM this morning.

Maddy and Libby had woken up around 7:30 and Hubby brought them downstairs for breakfast. Maddy had no interest in her food and he noticed that she was having a hard time breathing. We called our Pediatrician's office and talked to the triage nurse for a while. Instead of telling us to come to the office when it opened, she told us to go to the E.R.

WHAT???

I called a friend in our neighborhood who luckily was home to see if I could drop Libby off with her. She said yes, and we packed everyone up in record time. They went in their snowman pajamas and Widgeon fleece jackets, looking a little like Christmas elves.

Kudos to our local E.R. We had barely taken our seat in the waiting room and they brought us back. After an Oxygen check, rectal temperature check, a serious nose suctioning, a breathing treatment, and Chest Xrays, Maddy was one pooped girl. She took turns sleeping on our chests maybe drinking about 2 sips of water. It was truly pitiful.

After her labs came back, we found out that she has RSV. It is also extremely contagious, so we have been in Clorox / Lysol mode, disinfecting and taking away any toys that they typically put in their mouths, and wiping everything down with these super duper anti bacterial wipes that they gave us from the Hospital. From what they told us, it will last for about 5 days and we are hoping that Libby won't also get sick, but only time will tell. She currently has a bit of a runny nose, didn't eat much for dinner, but was still playful, and as my Mom would say, didn't have that sick look in her eyes.

Maddy took a good 3 hour nap when we got back home and has gone from eating a little and playing a little, to wanting "up" so she can snuggle. Even though the circumstances are bad, we had to enjoy the snuggle time, because Maddy normally won't sit still long enough to give you a hug, let alone snuggle with you.

So, I think it's safe to say that we are officially quarantined for a while and praying that we will have two well girls by the weekend.

7 comments:

Suburban Princess said...

OMG so terrifying! I am glad the ER got you in right away! Hope everyone is well soon!

Ladybug's Picnic said...

YIKES - Poor baby, good thing you got in there and got in there quick. Sending good thoughts and hope the girls are on the mend.

NatalieDeltaGam said...

oh no, how awful!!! give that sweet baby a hug for me (germ-free, of course!).

Mrs.Preppy said...

What a scary experience. I hope she does not get her sister sick. Thinking about you all.

Emily said...

oh no! Poor Maddy!! Our peditrician told us that 100% of kids get RSV..the severity of it is what's the tricky thing.

Give her a big hug from us and let me know if you need me to drop anything at your front door step!

Mrs. Fabulous said...

Oh geez! I am so sorry but wow, what a relief that she is okay. I will be praying for her and the rest of your family.

Take a deep breath, Mom! :) I can't imagine the worry you've been dealing with.

Mad About Plaid Girl said...

Probably should let Libby sleep in downstairs crib?