19 February 2010

Sick Again

It baffles me how Vera can get sick so suddenly. And so soon after recovering from her pneumonia episode.

She's struggling with her secretions right now, having difficulty coughing them out. Suctioning doesn't seem to draw out much. Maybe I just don't know how to suction efficiently. It doesn't help that she cries blue murder and grits her teeth tenaciously.

Right now, we are just praying we will be able to control it at home with first line antibiotics - a different type this time from Amoxycilin which caused really bad diarrhoea - coupled with suctioning.

If it develops into something more serious (pneumonia again?!?), we may just find ourselves in hospital. On her birthday.

Please no.

I am tired. So is Ian. So is Beth.