Monday, June 9, 2008

Outcome of Doctor's visit

Thanks everyone for your concerns on Madeline. We just got back from the doctor...well our 2nd trip to the doctor because when we left earlier this morning she threw up in the car all over herself. So I had to turn around, take her home and clean her off. Luckily I was able to reschedule an appointment an hour later.
Doctor did hear cracking and wheezing in her lungs, onset of Bronchitis. She thinks maybe it started as a cold in the nasal area and then dripped down into her lungs. And her lungs are tight. So she wants her to do Proventil Breathing Treatments 3 times a day for a week or until the cough goes away. These treatments will help open her lungs up. Madeline was terrified when the doctor showed her how to use it the first time, but she was a brave girl and finally did it. I'm also to give her Mucinex Mini-melts in the mornings to loosen things up. And she is to take Zyrtec before bed to help her sleep.
Doctor did say she could finish her swim lessons this week as long as she's not running a fever. She said to give her a breathing treatment before the lesson, so she'll breathe better and not cough.

4 comments:

kay b said...

It's always hard when your kids a not feeling well. Hope she's doing better soon. It would be a shame to miss out on the fun things that summer brings!

Spence Family said...

Oh i used to babysit a little boy that had to do the same thing but it was 3 times a day for 2 years! Madeline is such a little trooper lets hope she is feeling better soon~!

Will said...

Zyrtec saved me from my allergy attack. Hope it works for Madeline too. That Kyle DG course looks awesome. Don't tell Kristin, but I hope someday that our paths cross . . .

Windy said...

Can't believe she's on all those meds! Poor baby. Not to mention a part time job for you now too - Nurse Melissa