But it was overnight last night into today that this illness officially hit the one system we dread any illness hitting....her lungs. Phoebe has been coughing a lot and she having difficulty catching her breath. Sleeping was very rough for her, as she couldn't breathe well. Yesterday morning her lungs sounded clear, but with these new symptoms we headed back to the doctor where they heard crackles in her right lower lobe. Her right lung....the weaker lung...the lung that experiences atelectasis...
All of Phoebe's doctors had hoped today would have been the turning point for Phoebe getting better. But unfortunately she turned in the opposite direction. After receiving a nebulizer treatment in the doctors office we were able to go home with more medications added to her daily regiment and strict weekend instructions. If her fevers do not begin to break and stay down without medication by Monday or if her breathing/coughing does not improve, she will need to be seen in the office again. And if gets any worse than she is today, even a little, we are to go back to the ER.
As of this moment her frequent nebulizer treatments appear to be helping with her breathing and coughing. She still needs to alternate tylenol and motrin for temperatures going over 103, but we are praying since today is the first day with new medications tomorrow will be the turning point we have been hoping for since this illness began.
Thank you all for your continued prayers!