Thursday, March 17, 2011
The Weather's Way....
Daniel and I have this joke.... We say that we like to do things "The Weather's way"... AKA "The hard way".
Ella has proven to be no exception to the rule. The poor child just can't seem to catch a break this winter with all the sickness. Last Thursday we were at church, and I noticed she had developed a cough. By Friday morning she was running a 101.9 fever. So I took her straight to the doctor. They felt like she just had the crud, and a little ear infection. The weather had gone from 75 degrees to 25 degrees in 24 hours. She told me to watch Ella and if her breathing became labored to come back. Well by Monday morning the poor girl couldn't sleep or eat she was coughing so hard. She was also running a 102.9 fever. So once again I called the doctor, and they got us straight in. They ran a RSV test; came back positive. Next step was to start breathing treatments and steroids. They wanted to see Ella in 48 hours to make sure her breathing was getting better. Well.... by Wednesday morning Ella was sicker. She slept 13 hours that night and when she woke up that morning she could barely keep her eyes open like she hadn't slept at all. She was very weak. So we rushed straight to the doctor. They took Ella's oxygen level, which was low 90. They gave her a breathing treatment right away, but her oxygen levels stayed low and she was having trouble breathing. So the doctor called ambulance to transport Ella to Children's in Atlanta.
After what seemed like the longest ride ever we arrived at Children's. The doctors looked at Ella right away and listened to her chest. The BIG worry was they thought Ella had a partially collapsed lung because of how and what her breathing sounded like. They took her for x-ray, and then we waited. An hour later doctor's came in and said that her lungs looked great. They thought that maybe Ella had mucus plugged in her lung from the RSV causing her not to be able to get good oxygen and also causing her breathing to sound weird. Whatever it was had passed and Ella was doing much better! I say it had to be God and a huge answered prayer! There were a lot of people praying for that little girl.
So now we are continuing breathing treatment, and trying to get her over this RSV Bronchiolitis.
I'm also praying to God that this is the last time we have to do this for a LONG time.
When the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them.