|Round 2 of breathing treatments|
Thankfully, Hailey responded quickly to the treatment the doctor tried. Within an hour of arriving in the clinic, Hailey was a different child. She asked the doctor for french fries and ketchup. He called room service, but they refused and offered hash browns. That wouldn't fly with her. We offered her a raincheck until lunch. Her pulse ox was at 98. She gave the doctor a high 5 and we were headed back to our cabin for a nap.
|Back at the room, ready to take a nap before breakfast|
The doctor seemed extremely surprised that we had seen no symptoms with Hailey. Honestly, the night before, she seemed to the be picture of health. She ate dinner better than she had all week. She had gone to the kids club by herself and had a great time. My sister-in-law and mother-in-law had both seen her just a few minutes before she went to sleep and she was still cracking up at almost 11 p.m. Look at these two pics...these were the evening before...she doesn't appear sick at all!
The doctor left the IV in her arm and wrapped it up in case she wouldn't take her next antibiotic orally later in the afternoon. We headed to the clinic to get her ouchie taken care of. Her heart rate was down to 114. I apologized to the doctor for calling 911...worried that I should have called the nurse on call instead because there were a ton of people who arrived at our room. The doctor calmly said, "No, you did exactly what you should have done. She only had another 5 minutes left...maybe 10." That is when it suddenly hit me. We could have lost Hailey that day. What if I hadn't heard her? What if we wouldn't have called 911 when we did? I was scared, but I didn't know we had come that close to losing her. God was with us that morning.
The doctor explained that the muscles around her trachea were having spasms and were cutting off her air supply. The more Hailey panicked, the faster the spasms were occurring. Eventually, they would have cut off all of her air supply and she wouldn't have been able to take another breath. We have zero clue why she had no symptoms prior, but thank God she responded to the treatments as quickly as she did. Thank God the ship's doctor's acted quickly and knew what to do. Thank God we weren't on one of the islands searching for medical treatment. Thank goodness that it was our last day on the ship. I can joke about it now...she ruined our two year healthy spurt (only a sinus infection for the last 2 years).
Here are pics of Hailey later that day...
|She loves her cousin Shea|
|Who knew potatoes, broccoli and chicken were so funny|
|The girl loves pictures!|