Thank goodness for Friday! I'm so glad this week is over, well at least almost over.
The week started out fine. Monday was my birthday; we hired a sitter, and Chad and I went out. Tuesday, Kyndall woke up with a cough, but I didn't think much of it and headed off to our play date with Julie and Salem.
However, after talking to some other moms and looking some things up online, I was pretty sure Kyndall had croup, so I called her nurse and told her what was going on. She said it sounded like croup based on what I described and to call back first thing in the morning to make an appointment for Kyndall to see the doctor. She also told me what to do if Kyndall's cough was real bad during the night. We only had to take her outside once so she could breathe in some cold fresh air.
Wednesday, I woke up early and called the doctor and got an early appointment. Yep, it was croup. He wrote us a prescription for a steroid and gave us some cough suppressant and sent us on our way.
Well, we thought we were on the road to recovery, but we were wrong. Yesterday her fever spiked pretty high; she wasn't eating or drinking like normal, was super fussy and clingy, and just plan didn't feel well. So since her fever was so high and the Tylenol Chad had given her didn't help with the fever, we packed up and headed to the ER.
They did a chest and neck x-ray(to check the croup), and determined she has an ear infection, (which she didn't have Wednesday morning) and that was what caused her fever to spike like it did. They gave her a shot and sent us home with an antibiotic and told us to follow up with her doctor in 3-4 days.
Hopefully soon, we will be able to get Kyndall feeling like herself again. I hate seeing her like this and not being able to do much to help her.