I tried to wait before I took Sophie to the doctor but her symptoms worsened. I ended up taking her to the ER. I normally do not venture into the hospital because for her the exposure is extremely dangerous but I needed to make sure she did not have pneumonia. It was late in the evening and her cough and fever had worsened, at this point she was refusing to eat.
We went through the usual at the hospital; checked her breathing, ears, nose and throat. Despite my efforts to dissuade a xray we needed to make sure pneumonia was not the culprit.
I told the doctor I thought it was a respiratory and a sinus infection. I told him what our usual routine was; a rocephin injection followed with clindamycin for 10 days and orapred for 5 days. He agreed we would follow this treatment plan and we waited for the x-ray. He agreed about the dangers of having her in a hospital and was very understanding. He said it had been a very long time since he had seen a patient with Cri du Chat syndrome.
The doctor later returned to say that the x-ray showed no signs of pneumonia but she did have a respiratory infection (no surprise there). It all took about 4 hours and we were back home. I have to say I feel very lucky that I have not had to deal with doctors giving me a hard time when it comes to Sophie’s treatment when she is sick. It really saves me alot of unnecessary stress. So thankful for doctors who work with parents to provide the best care for their patients.
It’s been three days and Sophie is slowly feeling better. It’s taking her alot longer to bounce back from this one. She still has a cough and is now wheezing which merits another visit to the pediatrician today. She is slowly beginning to eat again but is needing alot of input to stay calm. She has been crying alot which has made for some very overwhelming few days.
And, last night Tristan spent the entire night with a fever and miserable. We just can’t catch a break from sickness in the De Leon household 😦