Phoebe is still not presenting with definable symptoms of an illness...no fever, no cough, no vomit..nothing. Her only visibl...e symptom is that she continues to arch her back and take a giant breath in. She has continued to get frequent breathing treatments along with her regularly prescribed inhalers, but it has not made enough of a difference to make us or her doctors feel that we are not battling some type of illness. This morning her doctor informed us that there are a couple of pneumonias circulating throughout the towns and schools, and given Phoebe’s health history it is best to start treating her aggressively.
They have started her on a course of antibiotics for an acute lower respiratory tract infection and want us to continue the frequency of breathing treatments. As her doctor said, her health status and history make waiting this out not a viable option. Waiting versus beginning treatment could mean the difference between heading this storm off at the pass or something terrible happening.
While this course of treatment doesn’t take Phoebe completely out of the woods, we are praying that we are at least one step ahead of what is going on so that she doesn’t get worse.