I think we have had an amazing honeymoon period with Little Miss Livi. By all accounts she has been a completely "normal" baby. Now, she has pneumonia. Her little cough had been progressing and even though she was still all smiles and laughs I still thought I needed to have her checked out.
Dr W said it did sound like fluid on her lungs and she was wheezing. They checked her oxygen saturations and it was 92. That would not have gotten her released from the hospital. They did a breathing treatment and she went up to 93, hey, it's something. The x-ray confirmed a little pneumonia on her left lung (the "bad" one) She has breathing treatments at home and an antibiotic in case this is bacterial (which we doubt it is but we have to be safe). I requested an oximeter and Children's home health is delivering that today.
Dr. W. would admit her if her saturations fall below 90, she is not eating or begins running a fever (which has not occured). Let's hope and pray that does not happen and she gets over this easily and quickly.
I am 99.9% sure that this little "virus" was picked up by Aria in the doctor's office waiting room during Livi's 4 month check-up. She was playing with a couple of kids and 5 days later was sick, then Miles, then Livi. She got pneumonia from it though which is the difference.
On a bright note Livi broke the 13lb mark weighing in at 13lbs 01 ounces! She remains her happy self even though I know she doesn't feel well. She sounds like an 80 year old man at times but still smiles through it.
Today is my birthday and the only wish I have is for Livi to be well. I will certainly keep you posted.
Amy- Older and Wiser
Coughing and Tests
2 weeks ago