Sunday, May 17, 2009

Emergency Room Fun

Our doctor diagnosed Chalyse with an ear infection, but I hadn't noticed her pulling at her ear at all. I think that he suspected that it was the early stages of it and that it would soon flare up. She got an antibiotic, and her fever seemed to have gone mostly away on Friday.

Yesterday (Saturday), her fever shot back up, however. We decided that we needed to go to the emergency room after her fever just wouldn't go down (it was well over 103 again). After three and a half hours (we got there a little bit before 7:00 pm) and a whole lot of tests that Chalyse thought were very rude, they diagnosed her with viral pneumonia. They told us to keep her on the antibiotic just in case it was really bacterial, because there's no way to tell the difference from the symptoms.

About an hour before we got done, Chalyse decided that she was miraculously healed. She started to use an entire day's worth of energy in the short time she had before going to bed. We didn't want her getting down on the cold floor, so we had an extremely fun battle with her for the rest of the time we were there.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry! I think someone needs to invent a children's only ER that takes less waiting and doesn't require parents to basically handcuff their sick/injured kids to keep them safe or out of trouble. Poor Chalyse! I hope she gets better soon!