Kylie has been sick since last Wednesday. She was out of school Wednesday and Thursday. She rallied for her Halloween party on Friday and again on Sunday night for trick-or-treating. But she hadn't gotten over the cold and had a cough that concerned me enough to take her to the doctor's office.
After examining her they decided to give her a breathing treatment with Albuterol. Kylie was a great trooper during the treatment. It helped that our pediatrician had this kid-sized hose decorated with an elephant.
And we went to the hospital for a chest x-ray. Kylie was great about wearing her little mask while we waited.
I have to say that I was pretty calm through it all. Just a bit stressed trying to fill out paperwork while Kylie wanted to either run around or hang all over me. Thank heavens for my iPhone. The many pre-schooler games I have on it are perfect for short "sit still" waits.
The chest x-ray came back clear yet the doctor sent us home with the breathing treatment machine. I think it's a bit much but if it eases Kylie's symptoms then I'm for it. We've done three breathing treatments a day for three days. The "fun" novelty of it has worn off but Kylie is hanging in there with it. On Friday, we go back to the doctor for a follow-up check-up.
Don't worry for the little one (but send her your wishes and prayers). She's feeling much better! She had a ball playing at the park yesterday; her energy is back up!