Sunday, April 19, 2009

Our crazy weekend...

So our little lady had a major asthma attack on Friday morning. She woke up having a really hard time breathing so I called her doctor's office the second they opened and had her in there at 9:15. Her doctor said she hopes to never see her that bad again...and thankfully she responded well to the breathing treatment there, otherwise we most likely would have been on our way to the hospital. Poor little thing! She's had asthma since she was 4 months old, but we've only had to periodically give her breathing treatments when the wheezing gets bad. It's never been THIS bad before. So she was put on several breathing treatments a day to get it under control, plus an oral steroid to gain control more quickly, and an antibiotic as her lungs sounded a little "junky" as well. Her doctor thinks that she's a spring pollen kind of girl so we'll most likely be getting her allergy tested in the near future. We had to go for a follow up appointment on Saturday morning to make sure she was improving, which she was!! Phew!!! We're to schedule a further follow-up once baby Payton arrives and has her first well-baby visit (so that we can just make one visit to the doctor) at which time we'll discuss further the need for the allergy testing.
Anyways, it's been a crazy weekend keeping up with all of Alexa's treatments and medications AND stressing about when/if this baby will make an appearance. Thank you to all our wonderful friends who have offered to help if Payton arrives prior to my mom getting here next Monday. We really are so blessed.
Here is our sick little girl on Friday. She didn't sleep well Thursday night and fell asleep on the couch as soon as we got home from the doctor!

2 comments:

Anderson Family said...

We hope all of the medications work and that Alexa feels better soon!

Tiffany-Joy Mo said...

Oh poor little girl! I sure hope all that dust in AZ won't make her have more problems in the future when you move back there.