Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Illness Update

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 :)


Meri said...

I'm so glad you finally have answers...but I hate the "maybe" that is hanging over your head. Will she have asthma or not? I pray not my friend. She is a fighter! I hope all will clear up soon and all will be well!

Hallie Addington said...

Hang in there, Jill! Please don't beat yourself up over what you didn't know. You're doing great!

Brenda said...

Hi Jill!!
It's been awhile since I've peeked into your blog, and I'm so sorry to read how sick your family, and especially Kacey, has been!!! I will be praying for grace for all of you, as well as for healing!!!

Donna said...

Hang in there! Don't beat yourself up, momma - its easy to miss things like that - ESPECIALLY when you are so focused on so many other things - like D!
Speaking of D, thank goodness he is behaving himself through all of this. Lets hope he just keeps his ugly little nose out of this particular mess. =) Hang in there. (((HUGS)))

Cara said...

I'm so sorry you guys are having to go through all of this. I know I don't comment as much as I used to, but know that I'm praying for Kacey. And the rest of you.

Unknown said...

Poor thing! I hope you all are feeling better soon.

Anonymous said...

Hope your daughter is better meanwhile.

Asthma often improves with leaving out all dairy (sorry for the unsolicited advice) - milk is a highly inflammatory food and keeps the lungs inflamed so that then triggers like pollen and cat hair can lead to a full-blown problem.

All the best for your daughter!

Alexa Fleckenstein M.D., physician, author.

Fat Bastardo said...

I really clean diet is helpful with curing asthma. Both my some and nephew had asthma. Nephew had in very badly and then he became a vegan and his asthma is gone. My son cu out all junk food and got into weight training and he has not had an attack or any symptoms in 12 years.

Be careful when it comes to MDs. They are often wrong.