Sunday, February 22, 2009

Back home...

Connie made a visit about Annabel's little visit yesterday evening to the ER. She had been getting better day by day and yesterday just wasn't a great day with her breathing and her energy level. She has been struggling a little more at night with her oxygen levels and notice they were not normal yesterday during most of the day. Last night when she fell asleep the alarms began going off quickly. I don't like ER trips as to expose her to unnecessary germs. But the reality of another night being up all night and second guessing myself didn't sound good either. So I went...
They found no pneumonia, no RSV and no flu! What the doctor did find was an "exorbitant amount of gas"! No duh! Her tummy is distended and has been this week several times. He says with her tiny chest cavity that this is placing so much pressure on her trying to get oxygen and that is why her levels are lower than normal. Just darned oh pooh again! We were home by 3 a.m. and she is resting well now. Thank you for the words of encouragement and I do feel better that I know we are not having bigger respiratory issues.

9 comments:

Laurie in Ca. said...

I am really glad to hear that it is just poop and gas and not the other stuff. I hope she gets relief soon and you do too. Love you Cathy.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

The VW's said...

Glad to hear that you both are home again and that it wasn't something more serious! Poor sweet girl...hope you feel better soon!

Mrs Redboots (Annabel Smyth) said...

So glad it was nothing very serious. Have you been able to give her something to help the trapped wind? I bet she has a bit of a tummy-ache, too!

When my daugher (not a "special" baby, but very special to me!) was that age, she used to get bad trapped wind that caused her a lot of pain - I found massaging her little tummy very gently, clockwise, could sometimes help release it.

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

poop issues are better than the respiratory ones, but goodness, that pooping is so important...
Im so glad you are home!!!!

Anonymous said...

HI Cathy,

I am so glad you are home and it is nothing serious.

I hope that you get your rest. It makes all the difference.

Hugs,
Barb

May said...

What a relief for this update. Gas? Here we have a Chinese oil called RU YEE OIL that mothers swear by for wind in baby's stomach. They fart shortly after applying. Don't know if you have it there though..

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_r_RUHI0-A0E/R1AfohHH-rI/AAAAAAAAB-8/-LPaxWSfeKo/s1600-R/IMG_3397.JPG

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the smiles, great to see them!!! Hope she can get some RELIEF, HA! Don't want to be close by when she does tho'. Been there done that, surprising for such a little girl. LOL Janell Ford

Hilary said...

Poor Annabel!!!Get that gas out sweet girlie!! :)

Kim (marygracesummons.blogspot.com) said...

Thinking of Annabel and hoping she is still feeling better. We love that sweet girl.
Kim