Last weekend Alayna had a wet cough that kept she and I up for several nights. She missed preschool on Monday because she was so tired but was fine once she slept in. Tuesday night she slept much better and hardly coughed so we thought we were on the upswing.
But, after preschool on Wednesday she didn't want to eat lunch and went to bed pretty quickly.
When she woke up from her nap she was running a fever, lethargic, wheezing and gasping for breath. Off to urgent care we went. After an hour and a half there the doctor felt like we needed to come to the local children's hospital. After 5 more hours, two deep suctioning treatments, chest xrays and four breathing treatments Alayna still could not keep her oxygen sats up so she was admitted.
It was first thought she had pneumonia but, instead it's a virus. Bad news because antibiotics don't help a virus so we have to ride it out. They won't release her until she can keep her oxygen levels up consistently on her own. So looks like we are here at least until Friday.
Her fever is gone and she is resting comfortably now so we are prayerful that when she gets up she will be much better.
Please keep her in your prayers so we may go home quickly. As we were both already way behind on sleep we are worn out.
We are sad that she will miss the Step Up for Down Syndrome and celebrating with all our friends but, we will keep our germs to ourselves.
Thanks for the prayers and support.