Thursday, March 06, 2008

Holy Virus!!!

I just heard from the PP ... based on my description and the peds assessment, they think it's a virus that they're seeing a lot of. Here's the skinny on the virus --
  • Fever of up to 105 lasting 5-7 days.
  • Cough is so acute, they're recommending DuoNeb every 4 hours
  • They are hospitalizing kids with this
If I can be selfis and even sacreligous for a second here: 5-7 days?? God, did you plan this because I was starting a new job? Is this a sign that I shouldn't have left the old one? I mean, my new boss is a mom, too...but a whole WEEK???

Secondly, how scary and POOR OZ! I've never heard my PP, as aggressive as she is, prescribe DuoNeb only every four hours. She usually has us alternate between DuoNeb and albuterol.

I just pray that 1) Oz gets well quickly and without a trip to the ER and 2) that the others don't get this.

Think of me at 4:00 AM while your sleeping and I'm nebbing away. I hope they have Law & Order reruns on then.

3 comments:

Tim M. said...

Aimee, I'm helping to organize a blogger conference call this week to discuss possible links between climate change and allergic asthma. The call will feature experts from the AAFA and an author who recently wrote a book on the subject, and participating bloggers will have a chance to ask questions of the experts. I'd like to send you more info but I don't see an email address for you. Can you email me at tim.mccann@revolutionhealth.com if you'd be interested in participating? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

aimee just got on to your blog through dianes sorry to hear your boy is sick again!!! i've had asthma my whole life and i'm now 52 and sorry to say it's not any easier now!!!! i have found a few things that work for me e me if you would like mybe we could be fiends in need to one another my e mail is gbionicele@aol.com looking forward to hearing from you and your bolg is great i dont know that much about computers but i'll try!!! marsh

Aimee said...

Thanks, Marsh!