Avery's Family

Avery's Family

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Avery is admitted into the hospital

Last week Jeremy spent the week in the hospital, Iguess it was Avery's turn. Yesterday Avery had a follow up appt with her pediatrician. They wanted to see how her breathing was doing since she has been wheezing so bad. While we were there they gave her a breathing treatment and her wheezing was no better. She  has actually been on albuterol and atrovent for 2 weeks now and it doesn't touch the wheezing or make it easier for her to breath. They hooked her up to a pulsox, to check her O2 levels. When her wheezing didn't get any better with the breathing treatment and her O2 levels were pretty much staying in the 80's they called the ambulance to take us to the hospital. When we got to the ER they gave her another breathing treatment, which didn't help either. After 4 breathing treatments and oral steroids her breathing was finallyquiet, no more wheeze. It was so nice not to hear her not struggle to breath anymore. Her O2 levels are still bouncing all over the place. They have put her on 1 1/2 liters of oxygen. This of course made her extremely mad because she had to wear the nasal canula. She is a pro at wiggling her head just enough so it comes out of her nose, then of course the moniters go off since she isn't breathing in the oxygen.

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