Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A sick little girl...but still so dang cute! (Gwuy)

It's been a rough few days. Faith had a cough and fever with a sore throat in China when we meet her. We immediately began her on an antibiotic we brought with us from home. Her throat hurt so badly she wouldn't even make a sound. She quickly responded to the medicine we gave her and by her medical appointment in China she just has a small cough but no fever. We were hoping that would be the end of her fevers.
Unfortunately Sunday afternoon she developed a fever of 104 and it continued for three days until we could get her into our pediatrician. We were able to manage it with Motrin and Tylenol, but she was miserable and not sleeping well. The doctor did a few tests and believes her fever is being caused by an infection in her lungs. We have been given a nebulizer and are treating her 3 times a day for 7 days with Albuterol and she had also been given Zithromicine. She is a little trouper and takes the treatments very well. She also loves her bed. She actually slept in it last night. (However I didn't sleep at all because I kept worrying she would fall out of it and I checked in on her every hour.)