Monday, March 14, 2011

Saturday morning, Lily woke with a fever of 103.3. Since we were in Augusta, Dave took her to the clinic Lily's previous doctor is a part of on the weekends. The attending doctor heard a little wheezing and prescribed breathing treatments. We've been watching her breathing ever since. It's scary because I can't tell if she is retracting or not. She always shows a little sucking in under her lungs, and in the past, her doctor has said that a stuffy nose will cause it to look as if she is retracting, so which is it this time? She sounds rattily but then has a productive cough and sounds fine. Her nose is very stuffy, so we've put vapor rub on her chest, and at Molly's suggestion, we also put it on the soles of her feet and then put socks on. I'm anxious to see if that helps. She's actually had the vapor rub on for a few hours and already sounds better, though I'm still not 100 per cent sure about her breathing.
I'm always on edge when Lily is sick. I can't sleep from worrying about her and go to extremes to make sure she gets better. I was up from 2 until 5:30 this morning, giving her a breathing treatment somewhere in between, just to be on the safe side.
We'll see what tomorrow brings. I just might take her to the doctor, again, just to be on the safe side. Hopefully, we'll find that it's another cold that she's beaten.

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  1. Praying for Lily - Shannon (Oliver's mom)

  2. Sending prayers and hugs to you all!! Hope Lily is breathing easier! Rebekah has RSV and the vicks on the feet has really helped her! Hope Lily is playing with her feet and on the mend soon!!!

  3. Praying that little Lily is fine, and that she recovers like a champion. And praying that you get some sleep, and don't feel too stressed. It's so hard to not think the worst... But just know that God is in control xx
    Thinking of you all, and sending you (((hugs)))