Our Saturday was spent admitted to Kaiser South Sacramento 4th floor pediatrics. Not much fun. A child not breathing efficiently is zero fun.
Rather than share the wicked details, I want to tell you the five things that WERE fun in relation to our awful weekend:
1. MRSA. MRSA is a bacterial infection that cannot be treated with antibiotics. Not nice. Not fun. But it is also the nickname my sister gave to the teddy bear the ER Tech gave my daughter.
2. Nice. My daughter isn’t quite two years old and has limited vocabulary. Every time something bad happened to her she said ‘nice’. We eventually learned that ‘nice’ implies that the person in the room SHOULD be nice, and is not.
3. Oral steroids are gross. After throwing up the steroids all over my new couch, she saw the next dose coming later and pointed to the now-clean couch and said ‘nice’ as if to warn me what her plans were for the next dose.
4. Coming home with an inhaler attached to a air chamber is not fun. However, letting her put princess stickers all over it was fun. Also, busting out the glue gun and coating the wretched thing in crystals was pretty fun too.
5. Learning what wheezing sounds like. May not sound like fun, but having a stethoscope on hand, I learned the different breath sounds, compared perfectly healthy kids in house with our sick girl. Learning is always good, and now I know the difference in good and bad lungs; wheezing and crackles.
Again, not a fun weekend, but the light is only there if you look for it!
As soon as she gets some sleep,