So once again we find ourselves at the hospital with one of our sweet babies. We took Parker to the doctor yesterday morning because she had a terrible cough and was having trouble breathing. They diagnosed her with RSV, gave her a breathing treatment and sent her home with strict instructions to us on what to watch for. By 8:30 last night it was clear to us that her condition was worsening. So we brought her to the ER. They gave her another breathing treatment and said they wanted to observe her for a while before sending us home. After an hour they moved us from ambulatory over to triage just to "keep a closer watch" on her since she seemed to be getting no better. Another hour passed and they informed us that she was "just having to work too hard" to get air, so they wanted to keep her over night. By the time they got us up to Pediatrics it was around midnight and her condition had deteriorated to the point that they decided she needed oxygen.
Despite being beat up on, and not feeling well and hating the tubes in her nose, she's been in a pretty good mood about the whole thing.
It was yet another sleepless night in a fold out chair for me, but with the oxygen Parker got a few hours of uninterrupted rest, which was good.