Sunday, September 25, 2011

Urgent Care

So I was going to wear my new shoes to Church today...
Unfortunately I had a sick child to deal with...
LATE last night (3:24am to be exact) I awoke to Hailey calling me. I ran into her room because being half asleep makes me worry more. I sit by her bed and hear her breathing like crazy. I tell her to take a few breaths and calm down. Then I try other words that she might know Relax, Breath... I put my hand on her chest and her heart was beating SO fast. I grabbed her and went into our room and woke up Matt.
Now usually I would let Matt sleep; but sense he is the breathing expert I woke him up for his help. ( He has asthma, and knows what to look for) We did a breathing treatment and she was able to go back to sleep but upon waking up she was still breathing heavily.
SO I hit up my good old friend the Internet and Google "4 year old breathing problems" and "4 year old fast heartbeat" after being scared to death that my daughter might die, I decided to call a friend who has had the same problem with her children. After she calmed me down from my Internet search she recommended doing another breathing treatment and if things did not get better to hit up Urgent Care...
So we hit up Urgent Care. Waited SECONDS to be seen and had our fears relieved. (I guess telling them at the front desk that my daughter is having a hard time breathing they take that pretty seriously) The Dr. checked and her lungs are clear, her breathing is under control and her heartbeat is not too high to be really concerned. He said the Air Quality has been real bad and that we just need to watch her and make sure she is acting OK. He said he could treat the cough (oh, yeah she was coughing too; I forgot to mention that one) and just let everything else settle. BREATH... ahhhhhhhhhhh...
I have said this before and I will say it again... I would SO rather I be sick than my kids being sick!! It was heartbreaking watching her breath so crazy ~ glad it is over for now...
So church had started before we got home and we decided to just REST today! ~ This is me Resting...

2 comments:

Grandma Honey said...

I was wondering where you were today. What a scary night!

3richardsons said...

I'm glad Hailey is okay, I hate the ER! We had to bring Johnathon there a couple months ago because he hurt his arm and it is soooooo expensive!