Sunday, she had a little fever, by Monday morning it was 102.5 so we took her into Alta View Hospital. They did an RSV test, which came back negative, and a chest x-ray, which came back clear. They told us it was just a bad virus and to follow up with our doctor on Tuesday. So we did the suctioning, and humidifiers as before but also added Tylenol to the mix. This is when I made my last post on the blog, thinking we were good.
When I took her into the doctor for her follow up on Tuesday her oxygen was okay, her lungs sounded good but she still had a fever, so they wanted me to bring her back on Wednesday. So we go back in on Wednesday, she still has a fever, her oxygen was the lowest it’d been in a week, when they would give her oxygen she was fine but when they removed it this time she dropped really fast. So they sent her up to Primary Children's, we spent one night there. Karst took the last 2 days off work to be with her. We were doing all we could for her.
They did lots of tests and everything looks really good, it is not RSV, but was another type respiratory virus caused by a cold called Parainfluenza 3. RSV and about 5 other virus cause Bronchiolitis. Her airway is clear they only suction it once while we were there, she didn’t need any breathing treatments, and her fever was pretty much gone. She ate good. The only thing was her oxygen level, so they let us take her home with oxygen. And we take her back to the hospital when her airway gets congested so they can suction it out. This will keep pneumonia from settling in, had we not caught it sooner it could have caused pneumonia.
She has gone to her doctor everyday and will until she is off they oxygen. Because she is only 3 months old they just want to make sure it doesn't become any worse. This is so much better then being in the hospital.