Tuesday, 17 April 2012

More Hospital Stays

So, the first week that I actually make a blogging schedule due to the amount of school work I have to do, I have to go an break it. And, I've not got any work done either. This is all due to the fact that Willow has been ill. 

We spent 24 hours up in the Childrens ward at our local hospital Sunday and Monday. Yesterday we got home at half 7, by 8.30 we were on our way back up there with our poorly bubby.

Can you imagine how hard it is to keep this on her face?
She's had a cold and caught some kind of infection which has caused her airways to become inflammed. This, combined with the horrible cough that she gets due to the fact that she had Whooping Cough nearly a year ago meant that she was really struggling for breath. It's amazing how quickly the struggling can come across though, one minute she is alright, then BAM, the next she is really struggling. 

When we got up to the hospital, the first thing that they did was check her oxygen sats and her heart rate. The poor bubba had only 90% oxygen sats, but that is nothing compared to what she had when she was tiddly. The low oxygen levels meant her heart was racing to pump oxygenated blood around her body, hence the high heart rate. 

Of course, all of this is scary. But one thing is for sure, it's nowhere near as scary as it was the first time round. Now we're getting used to it! Willow is recovering, and is dosed up on steroids, anti-biotics, calpol, ibuprofen and with her inhaler!

That's all for now, I need some sleep!
Young Mummy xx

Photo credit - Rakuten

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