Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Maila's ER Visit

I'm seriously not joking when I say that Maila picks up EVERY illness there is. Seriously... you could probably drive by her like 5 miles away, and if you had the flu, she'd get it too. It's a problem. Side effect of being preemie, I suppose.

As most of you know... or maybe you don't.. I spent the better part of Monday in the hospital with Maila. Shocker, I know. She's such a healthy baby!!! *cough*

Around 1 am she woke me up with a really croupy cough.. I thought it was Max at first, because he gets croup frequently, but after watching him sleep, I realized it was Maila. Awesome. I picked her up and she was on FIRE (not literally) but she had a 102.4 temperature! Wowzas! That's high! Too high! So I gave her some tylenol and took her pajamas off and gave her a bottle.. her temp came down eventually and she fell back asleep so I assumed she was fine..


She woke me up around 6am coughing again. Another high fever, some pretty serious croupy coughing she was really struggling to breathe. I gave her some more tylenol and called my doctors office. Which of course wasn't open.. but they have a urgent care center there that might have been open. It wasn't. They didn't open until 8:30am.

Off to the ER we go.

I probably would have waited if it was Max, but because Maila goes from bad to really worse in about 3 seconds, I didn't want to take my chances.

I woke up my poor neighbor and she came over to sit with Max. Kyle couldn't because he had a test that morning.

Long, boring, story short... Maila indeed has croup. A pretty bad case of it. She also is struggling from high fevers (102 - 103) and has the flu!!! BEST DAY EVER!

They checked her for RSV, but thankfully that came back negative. She did have to get a chest x-ray however ... and I must admit, it's pretty weird how they give infants chest x-rays...

It looks like she's being tortured or something...
I only had my phone at the hospital so ignore the poor quality..

They gave her some meds, a steroid shot and sent her home around 3ish... LONG day.

Things I learned while at the hospital with Maila:

1. She looks chubby in a lot of pictures that I take when in fact she is NOT chubby.

2. Sleep is non-existent when she doesn't feel good. Unfortunately, she kept teaching me that lesson last night as well.

3. Infant hospital gowns are just as unflattering as adult hospital gowns.

4. When her nails are painted = cutest baby EVER, even with tears in her eyes. Her hot pink fingernails were the talk of the hospital!

Even sick she makes me happy.
Poor girl.

Here's to hoping she recovers quickly.


  1. Feel better, Maila!! You rock those nails :)

  2. The x-ray procedure looks awful! You'd think they'd have a more humane-looking way of doing it by now. Love her pink nails. Get well fast Maila!