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I took Samantha to the doctor today

She's been running a fever for two and a half days, coughing like crazy and just all around felt lousy. The doctor listened to her lungs and said she had pneumonia and they tested her for strep and she had it. She was really a very sick little girl. She never complained about her throat hurting at all. Anyhow, the doctor said only the right side of her lungs had pneumonia, so we caught it early. But he did say if we can't get the fever under control in two days, she might have to be admitted to hospital. She wasn't thrilled about that at all. So I'm of course seeing to it that she's taking the antibiotics, the ibuprofen and tons and tons to drink. Her fever is only 101.8 tonight that's much better than almost 103. I told her I'd leave our door open and if she has trouble with coughing, fever or anything else to come and get me. She hugged me and said, "You're one of the few people that would actually get up." LOL She's so cute. And she's right. I wake up easily and in a good mood no matter how little sleep I've had. I have started Fran's story three times in the Big Bang and have to give it up until I get Samantha under control. I can't seem to focus. Oh the joys of being a parent again. LOL

PS: I forgot to mention that friends of ours asked Sam to go to the Grand Canyon and Sedona with them for five days and she was so excited. Needless to say the doctor told her she wouldn't be going anywhere. Poor thing. Once she's feeling better we'll do something fun together.

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mab_browne
Mar. 23rd, 2016 05:39 am (UTC)
Oh lord, pneumonia is usually manageable these days but that doesn't make it fun. Poor old Sam. Good luck with avoiding that hospital visit.
pattrose
Mar. 23rd, 2016 07:03 am (UTC)
Thanks, Mab. It's the time of year for strep and worse. Is that how you spell Strep Throat? I feel like it's wrong.
t_verano
Mar. 23rd, 2016 07:00 am (UTC)
Poor Sam (and you -- worrying is so stressful)! I hope she's on the road to a very rapid recovery. (And poor Sam having to miss out on that trip, which sounds wonderful.)

* sending healing hugs *
pattrose
Mar. 23rd, 2016 07:04 am (UTC)
Thank you, T. :) Right now she's too sick to realize what she's missing. LOL BUt give her a day or two and she'll whine like crazy.
bluewolf458
Mar. 23rd, 2016 07:20 am (UTC)
How the heck did she manage to get pneumonia? Poor Sam. And poor you, with the worry. Hope she recovers quickly (and fully).
pattrose
Mar. 23rd, 2016 07:22 am (UTC)
The doctor said he's seen quite a few cases in the last two weeks. But I'm glad I took her in and got that taken care of. She'll be good again in a couple of days, or at least I hope so.
kernel1
Mar. 23rd, 2016 07:41 am (UTC)
What a shame, missing out on the trip. I hope she feels better soon.
pattrose
Mar. 23rd, 2016 07:44 am (UTC)
I'm sure she will. It's all a matter of getting rid of the stupid fever. They can be such a pain.
unbelievable2
Mar. 23rd, 2016 08:44 am (UTC)
Oh dear, horrible for Sam and horribly worrying for you. I'm so glad she is now improving. What a shame she missed the trip, though! :((
pattrose
Mar. 24th, 2016 03:54 am (UTC)
Tonight she has been fever free so far. I'm hoping. She's quite the trouper though.
unbelievable2
Mar. 24th, 2016 12:24 pm (UTC)
So glad it's all on the up!
pattrose
Mar. 24th, 2016 04:42 pm (UTC)
Today she is doing rather well. The cough isn't as bad and no fever. Yay.
tinnean
Mar. 23rd, 2016 10:58 am (UTC)
I hope Sam bounces back from pneumonia and the strep. (and yes, you spelled it right. Sometimes no matter what we do, it just doesn't look right. :-P) Missing that trip sucks, but there will be something else.

And you're a wonderful grandma, Patt. Hugs to you all.
pattrose
Mar. 24th, 2016 03:56 am (UTC)
It won't be too long and she's going to be in California. We're going to DisneyLand again. She loved it last year, so we figured the beach and Disney would be a nice little trip. We're staying at a wonderful condo that Arianna stays at in the winter. :) What a small world. We're going in October. The first week. As fast as time goes, it'll be here before you know it.
grey853
Mar. 23rd, 2016 11:36 am (UTC)
{{{Hugs}}} to both Sam and you. I hope she's better soon. Poor thing missed her trip. That sucks, but the main thing is getting rest and recovering.
pattrose
Mar. 24th, 2016 04:01 am (UTC)
She had a tough day today, coughing and stuff, but tonight no fever. This is good news. Right now she's talking to a friend on the phone and it's the first break I've had all day. Thank the Lord. :)
grey853
Mar. 24th, 2016 10:05 am (UTC)
Kids can be really sick and then, snap, make a turn for the better really fast. I'm glad her fever broke.
pattrose
Mar. 24th, 2016 04:43 pm (UTC)
Yes, today should be better. There is less cough and no fever. I just typed that and she had a little coughing fit. LOL Of course. I'm going to take her for a ride today. She and I are stir crazy.
finlaure
Mar. 23rd, 2016 11:44 am (UTC)
HUGE HUGS to Sam!!! Get well soon!!!!!
pattrose
Mar. 24th, 2016 04:01 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
snailbones
Mar. 23rd, 2016 07:59 pm (UTC)


Poor baby! Get well soon, Sam. We all worry about you.

pattrose
Mar. 24th, 2016 04:02 am (UTC)
She read to me most of the afternoon. Since she has trouble reading, I was shocked at how much she has improved. Made my day. She likes funny books, so that's what she read today was something with humor.
dimity_blue
Mar. 24th, 2016 12:12 am (UTC)
Oh, poor little love! It's miserable being sick. At least she has you to take care of her.

*hugs Patt tightly* Look after yourself too though, won't you?
pattrose
Mar. 24th, 2016 04:03 am (UTC)
I'm exhausted. I told her that tomorrow she has to let me nap. LOL I'm worn out. But tonight seems like a better night. So this is good.
stargatesg1971
Mar. 27th, 2016 09:10 am (UTC)
Oh dear. I hope she's feeling better now!

*hugs*
pattrose
Mar. 27th, 2016 06:57 pm (UTC)
She still has a bit of a cough, but she's doing well otherwise.
stargatesg1971
Mar. 28th, 2016 08:34 am (UTC)
That's good. I'm glad to hear that she's on the road to recovery.
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