I haven't mentioned it here but Allie has been sick since the second week of school. Yes, that was a month ago. It all started with a bit of a runny nose. And then she started coughing. Whenever Allie has a runny nose, she coughs this barking seal (but not that bad) cough. Mainly when she runs around and at night.
Then she threw up for half a day. And then she was okay but still had a bit of a runny nose. Anytime Rich and I would look at each other and say, "Maybe we should take her to the pedi," she would seem fine the next day so we didn't. Two days later, she would be stuffed up again and coughing. And then she would be fine.
After a few bad nights this week with her coughing and not being able to sleep because of the coughing, we called it in to her pedi. She was diagnosed with a sinus infection, (potential) allergies and (potential) allergy induced asthma. Rich and I were a bit shocked with that last one because she has never complained about anything that I would consider to be asthma related.
I'm still trying to process it all because I wasn't there at the appointment.
She is now taking an antibiotic, allergy medicine and has an inhaler to use. Well, they give little kids a face mask to use with the inhaler because they aren't going to know how to use the inhaler. Quite honestly, I am a bit terrified to give her puffs from the inhaler. Her pedi suggested having her use the inhaler before dance class and gymnastics or if she is going to be running around. We are kind of in a wait and see position right now.
We are hopeful that in the next 7 to 10 days, Allie will be back to good. Fingers crossed!
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Happy birthday to dear, sweet baby James. May you shine through the stars from Heaven tonight. I know your mommy misses you.