How thankful that I am raising my children in these times. 100 years ago, I'm not sure what would have or could have been done for Baby.
But, also, morbidly, and somewhat disconcertingly, as Baby just cannot get over this... things have been bad (very bad) all week.... I am very aware that children still do die from complications of the flu every year in the US. This isn't a cold, and it isn't a joke.
Baby has been back and forth with the doctors all week. We just have not been able to break her fever. They are watching for pneumonia. The steroids they gave at the hospital on Monday night, wore off yesterday and her croup has come back. Thankfully, I had a leftover dose from the initial doctor's appointment Monday morning, and I gave her that last night and she had enough improvement that she made it through the night with going back tot he ER. Her fever broke in night, and I'm hoping it doesn't return... or if it does... that this is a sign that we might be nearing the end of this. (Please)
This has been a long, scary, worrisome week.
We have been given a 24 hour limit, if she hasn't improved she'll go back to the hospital for more testing.
P.S. We did not give her the flu vaccine this year (we did last year). I know that it is not a guarantee, but we will be sure that the girls get it every year after this.