And since some of you wondered why I would go to the ER instead of her regular ped, on Monday it was 8:30pm when we went in. Doctor's offices close at 5pm and Urgent Cares close at 8pm. I had no choice but to take her to the ER. And then this morning when I posted this it was only 6am my time and doctor offices or Urgent Care don't open until 8am. If I took her immediately, again, I'd still have no choice but the ER. I decided to wait it out until the doctor office opened.
On Monday night around 6pm I was feeding my 9 month old daughter like usual. Everything was fine, it was a typical day, she was happy and playing like normal. As she was eating, she suddenly started to gag and then vomit started spewing out of her. It scared us but we didn't think it was anything serious. A few hours later she had a fever of 104, was breathing funny, and was very lethargic. She just wasn't moving or doing anything. I rushed her to the ER where she puked again so they took her back immediately. The nurses made the comment that she was the sickest patient they had that night. When the doctor came in she mentioned RSV, pneumonia, flu, UTI, so they gave her a bag of fluids, some Zofran, and Tylenol as well as drew blood, took a urine sample, did a flu test, and a chest X-ray. They planned to admit her for at least the night to keep an eye on her. When all the tests came back she was definitely feeling better and all the tests came back negative. The doctors didn't know what was making her so sick. The pediatrician on call upstairs came down and looked her over. The only thing he could find was an ear infection. Since she was doing better and all the tests came back negative we were sent home after a large dose of IV antibiotics and Rx for more antibiotics. Yesterday she was fine all day. Back to normal for the most part. Now this morning her fever is back, her breathing is crackly sounding, she's lethargic, and kind of moaning or talking in her sleep.
This is all really scary to me and I don't know if we should go back to the ER or if I should wait it out to give the antibiotic a few days to kick in. I gave her Advil and she's sleeping in my arms now but she's still very hot and breathing funny. I just want to know what is wrong with my baby so I can make her better.