Monday, February 7, 2011
olivia vs rsv - round 4
last night olivia had so much fun at the super bowl party we attended. this morning she woke up with almost 102 fever and a slight semi-nasty cough. no big deal, right? under any other circumstances i wouldn't have even thought about calling the dr. i'm one to wait it out. can't help it; it's the way i do things. however, given her history a cough scares me so i went ahead and got an appt for 11am this morning. we got called back about 11:40 and she had no fever or cough. shocker. saw dr about 12 and as he listened to her breathing made the comment that she was wheezing. WHAT?!?! i didn't hear any wheezing. he did a flu and rsv swab and said it was probably the flu. he's seeing it 10-1 vs rsv these days. a few minutes later it was confirmed she has relapsed with rsv. i was so mad! he didn't even have to tell me what to do. we got the scrip for the steriod and i immediately called in her refill of xopanex. i asked about the shot for next year and he said there was no way insurance would approve it. it's a set of 6 injections at $1,800 a pop. gee, is it made of diamonds and gold? the good news is we seem to have caught it early. she's playing, laughing, no outward signs of trouble, etc. my mom took her to winnsboro this afternoon so i could continue to work. it SUCKS shipping your sick (albiet still happy) child away so you can go to work. SUCKS. i almost cried as they drove away and i drove to work this afternoon. unfortunately i'm the only one in this household who brings home a paycheck so missing too much isn't an option. guess i'll just suck it up. :) pitty party for 1 please. the good news is she appears to be having a great time at gg and pops house. she escaped out the doggy door earlier but was sure to take her scarf with her! guess she knew it was cold out! we'd appreciate the prayers so she can hopefully come home on wednesday and return to daycare on thursday!