Full of pus

Well, the illness fairy refuses to sod off and leave our house alone. This week Bubs and I took our first trip in an ambulance together. She started with a fever on Sunday and vomiting. We immediately thought it was a repeat of strep that floored Dolly day dream a mere three weeks ago. So on Monday we popped her to the Pediatrician who gave her a double dose of antibiotics. Strep can become invasive and at that stage is life threatening so they wanted to be careful! That night Bubs struggled to breathe, each breath was labored and she frequently seemed to miss a breath completely! I kept watch and poked her every time the raspy intake was delayed in its arrival. Over the next couple of days we tried to cool her, soothe her but she was having anti inflammatory meds every 6 hours, still her temperature wouldn’t go anywhere near normal. You could literally fry an egg, well it felt like it!
Having vomited several times per day since Sunday and not being able to get the fever down, I called the pediatrician which resulted in a conversation that brought the ambulance. After some great care and attention the staff at our local hospital got her fever down over 3 hrs and we discovered that the reason she kept stopping breathing was that her tonsil was so enlarged with pus.. Eugh, that it was blocking her airway.
When they explained I felt rather silly that the ambulance had been called but was reassured that her fever was dangerous and I absolutely did the right thing. So here I am sharing, if in doubt call back, get a second opinion, go to emerg. What ever it takes to get an answer!
While I write this Bubs is sleeping by my side. I am grateful that she is finally getting some rest and that we get to soldier on to tomorrow….


About yorkshiremummy

Born and Raised in Yorkshire, Now at Large in North America. Working Wife and Mum of 2. Occasionally sarcastic, Often inappropriate, but always real! Having snorkeled with sharks in the Maldives, ridden an Elephant in Sri Lanka, swum in an underground river in Mexico and played with Lion cubs in South Africa, currently enjoying the crazy adventure of motherhood!
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2 Responses to Full of pus

  1. markukleaf says:

    I couldn’t agree more about getting a second opinion when unsure, however silly you feel.
    I once up a lump appear on my neck and feared the worst. I didn’t trust the first doctor so I got a 2nd opinion 2 weeks later. It did turn out just to be my lymph glands but better safe than sorry.

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