Friday, November 4, 2005

The 'P' word

Pneumonia, we're not at all fans if you were wondering. The morning after Emma's crappy first birthday, she woke up with a fever of 103. She was lethargic (limp and really weak). We called Primary Children's Medical Center (PCMC), following post-surgery instructions, and they wanted her to come back in immediately. After testing and x-rays, she was diagnosed with pneumonia, probably a complication from her surgery the previous day. She was really sick and had to stay in the hospital that night. During the night, the alarms on her oxygen monitors kept going off. The nurse thought it could be a sign of sleep apnea, because Emma's oxygen levels only dropped when she was asleep. We were able to go home the next day, but not without oxygen for when she sleeps and a heavy duty antibiotic (that gave her thrush).

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