Midnight trip to the ER

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Midnight trip to the ER
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Sun, 10-17-2010 - 7:00pm

I am so tired today...Last night I had to make a midnight run to the ER for Ivy.

She woke up with a fever, stridor breathing, seal barking cough and her lips were blue. It turns out she has a pretty bad case of Croup. They ended up giving her 2 epinephrine (adrenalin) breathing treatments and a steroid shot to help open her airways. She is doing better today but still sounds bad. I will take her to her ped. on Monday. She caught the cold virus my other 2 have but unlucky for her, hers turned into croup. Poor baby!

Today was also my 4 year olds birthday so I had to get up early and clean, and set up for a birthday party at our house for a bunch of 4 year olds.

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Registered: 09-14-2008
Sun, 10-17-2010 - 7:20pm

Sooo Sorry to hear that! I hope she is doing better this afternoon! It is scary being a momma!


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Sun, 10-17-2010 - 7:47pm
YIKES! That is scary! Glad she's ok
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Sun, 10-17-2010 - 8:09pm
Oh my...soooo scary! Croup terrifies me. (((HUGS)))

Michelle

Mom to Addison (7) & Gabriel (4)

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Sun, 10-17-2010 - 8:31pm
OMG i never knew croup could turn their lips blue how scary! :( i hope shes better soon
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Mon, 10-18-2010 - 9:05am

Well I ended up having to take her to the ER again Sunday night. She was still having the bad breathing and it was just getting worse so the on- call Doctor had me bring her back in. They did another breathing treatment, steroid shot, and x-rays. The x-ray showed something that they thought looked like an abscess (sp?) I guess some kind of throat infection. Then they start telling me she may need surgery and it could be very serious. They end up putting an IV in, giving her a sedative and giving her a CT scan with contrast.

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Mon, 10-18-2010 - 9:53am

poor baby! hope she feels better soon.





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Registered: 07-09-2008
Mon, 10-18-2010 - 10:35am

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh poor baby and momma! I hope you can get some sleep soon and she starts feelin better!

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Mon, 10-18-2010 - 10:47am

I am so sorry to hear tht. Errol had croup...its a terrible sound. Just breaks your heart! If you get another night attack steam showers work wonders.



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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 10-18-2010 - 8:51pm
Holy Cow! Are they trying to give you a heart attack?
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Mon, 10-18-2010 - 11:39pm

I hope you can find some energy for the party today.

I hope she feels better quickly, the croup is tough : /

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