While this seems like a complex treatment schedule, it was the first thing to help Phoebe all week and show some improvement. Until last night.
Phoebe's temperature spiked again and has remained elevated even with mortrin. She has been sleeping all morning. She woke up only once, screaming and crying that her head hurts.
She most likely has pneumonia. Her lungs, especially the right, is clogged with a lot of "gook". Since she was sleeping all morning and early afternoon, she was not taking anything in, so the pediatrician had to give her an IM injection of antibiotics. She did send us home, but with very specific instructions, and it may only be temporary.
We are to stop the saline nebulizer treatments and do only the albuterol nebulizer treatments every 3 hours. We are also to continue her normal advair inhaler twice a day and proair rescue inhaler as needed. Phoebe is also to take motrin every 6 hours for her temperature. Even with the motrin, her temperature is up to 101, so they do not want to risk it getting higher.
If Phoebe can take in enough fluids to keep herself hydrated and eat well enough to protect her stomach, she will be prescribed an oral antibiotic tomorrow morning. If she cannot...she will have to be admitted to the hospital.
Admittance carries some very scary risks, including the fact that she is at risk to catch other "bugs", which could make her condition even worse and more serious.