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Weekend

On Friday morning, I took Mia to the pediatrician for a follow-up on a minor issue she has and, since she had started in with a touch of a runny nose and a mild cough on Thursday and since my poor three-month-old niece had been diagnosed with RSV on Thursday, I had the (non-hotty, although I am sure she is quite attractive, if you go that way) pediatrician take a listen to her lungs. She was fine, no problem at all, in perfectly great shape. Which is why I was more than a little surprised to be rushing her to the emergency room less than seven hours later.

Her oxygen levels were low and not responding to the usual treatments, her chest x-ray was questionable, and the ER doc told me we were possibly looking at another bout with pneumonia. Mia scored herself another hospital slumber party on Friday night, complete with full-time oxygen and regular visits from the respiratory therapist, but come morning she was considerably improved and we would have been out of there with the sunrise had we not had to wait until afternoon for the pediatrician to come spring us.

Mia is doing great, aside from the side-effects of her continuing medications. If you've never seen a four-year-old in full 'roid-rage, you are missing out. She was brave and calm and cooperative the entire time at the hospital, mostly because she was proud of herself for thinking to pack extra socks.

Mia giggled for twenty minutes last night when I told her that she was my hero, but it is the absolute truth.

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So glad she is doing better! Please tell Mia she is my hero also.

How scary! So happy she's doing better.

Oh hon, do you need anything? Can I send you guys in dinner one night?

Poor thing. Glad to hear she's doing better.

Sending y'all well wishes.

Mia is truly a hero! Amazing that a 4 yr old can be so brave. Hope she feels better. HUGS!

Oh... you know, you're just as much a hero! To see your little one go through all that is a very tough ordeal. So there! You're my hero!

They are tiny heroes, aren't they? The cocktail of 'roids and albuterol is OUTSTANDING isn't it?! Gah. Here's to tough little kids -- and tougher mommies.

I think the twenty minute giggle fest must've been a lot of fun to hear :) Glad she's feeling better.

That poor girl (and you) deserve a totally uneventful and boring summer. Thinking of you, Beth.

So happy that Mia is feeling better. I hate that you had to spend the night in the hospital, but Mia seemed fine with it, so hooray for that!

:( poor kiddo

My son went through a couple of bouts of pneumonia (one hospital stay) in the fall. I know that albuteral/steroid effect well...

Sending you all {{{{{HUGS}}}}}

I saw Chris mention this yesterday, I'm so glad she's on the mend and keeping my fingers crossed that it stays this way! She's one tough little girl!

OMG!!

Very Scary! Glad you are all home now and doing better.

Mine's never had pneumonia, but we've had a nebulizer for seven years now (and he's seven). Any time he gets a cold it goes right to his chest. Sometimes I wish I could take a couple of puffs of that albuterol. ;-)

I am so proud of Mia and you. It is very hard to stay calm in these situations.

We are going through testing on myself, and the two young uns. We all seem to have some funky lung issues. I only thought to get checked because it has been a year since my biological mom passed (@50) and she had COPD, and my bio dad is being treated for lung cancer.

Since, my daughter snores like a driven far too many miles truck driver and has tonsils the sizze of my fist, I knew we would find something there.

But, my son, whose only issue is his nose is always running and has a very high pain tolerance. (i.e. mom my throat hurts=strep) Well,astonishing to me showed exactly similiar (similarly exasct?) findings. Doc says whatever the runny nose is--is in his lungs. What?

But hey, we all responded to the nebulizer and we all hate that shaky feeling.

The family that coughs together, puffs together. :)

Sorry to highjack the comments, Beth.

I am so proud of Mia and you. It is very hard to stay calm in these situations.

We are going through testing on myself, and the two young uns. We all seem to have some funky lung issues. I only thought to get checked because it has been a year since my biological mom passed (@50) and she had COPD, and my bio dad is being treated for lung cancer.

Since, my daughter snores like a driven far too many miles truck driver and has tonsils the sizze of my fist, I knew we would find something there.

But, my son, whose only issue is his nose is always running and has a very high pain tolerance. (i.e. mom my throat hurts=strep) Well,astonishing to me showed exactly similiar (similarly exasct?) findings. Doc says whatever the runny nose is--is in his lungs. What?

But hey, we all responded to the nebulizer and we all hate that shaky feeling.

The family that coughs together, puffs together. :)

Sorry to highjack the comments, Beth.

I do not know why this is double posting. After that long winded remark. I am oh so so sorry.

I'm so sorry you all had to go through this again. Glad that Mia has bounced back so quickly.

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