I took Kacey for her chest x-ray yesterday afternoon. I sat on pins and needles until this morning when the doctor's office called. I was in the middle of teaching and couldn't answer it. The nurse left a voicemail. "Hi Jill, please give us a call when you can. We got Kacey's x-ray results." I felt a punch in my gut because if nothing was wrong then she would have said "Everything looks fine." So once I got a free moment, I slipped out to call her back.
Diagnosis: Viral bronchitis with the start of pneumonia and asthma is not ruled out.
CRAP! No wonder she's felt so bad :( So now they are thinking that she never fully recovered from the nasty sickness she had a few weeks ago and her body bottled it up. This morning she was coughing up stuff that looked like chucks of green snot...ewwwwwww! I'm guessing the inhaler opened her up enough that she could finally breathe. Her pains were not as frequent today but I can definately understand what she's feeling and it's NO fun! :( The nurse said that the same thing that happened to me could have happened to her. When I was diagnosed with asthma 5 years ago, I had battled bronchitis for 8 weeks and it turned into pneumonia that I battled for 10 more weeks. My lungs were tired and I felt like I could never get a full breath. It sucks!
We still go back next Tues and they will do another chest x-ray to make sure things are clearing up. I feel like a crappy Mom for letting it linger as long as it did :( :( :( :( :(
Hopefully she'll really start feeling better by the weekend! On a good note, the D-Monster hasn't reared it's ugly head during all of this. She's bounced between the 100's up to the 300's but nothing that she couldn't handle. So for that, thank you D-Monster for staying in your ugly cave :)