We had quite the eventful day here yesterday. Rebecca has not been feeling well for several days and I decided yesterday that she should visit the doctor to make sure that all the snot from her allergies hadn't morphed into a sinus infection...which happens often for her. Her docs office is just over an hour away from us.
We left here around 10:30 which was plenty of time to get to an 11:45 appt. Unfortunately, there was an accident on the Bay bridge and they closed down all lanes. It took us an hour and 10 minutes to get to the other side of the bridge..normally a 1/2 hour trip. Not ok. When the traffic first stopped, I called the Bay Bridge line so I knew what was going on. Then I called the Dr. office to let them know we were never going to make our appt. They were able to reschedule for 2:30. Not a great time for us but doable just the same. I was glad I had not decided to bring Taylor with me because we would have never made it back in time for her track practice.
So now we had time to kill before our appt. We did an errand or two then I let Rebecca decide where to eat lunch. I, of course, was hoping for El Salto's but she voted for Wendy's...woohoo..:-(. As we are driving over to Wendy's, she was starting to breathe faster. She said she wasn't very hungry and I just ordered her fries & a jr. frostie. She was not even able to finish them and started really complaining about her breathing. She was crying and saying we needed to go to the Dr. right now! I thought they would be closed for lunch but we went over anyhow to see if they could fit us in early. I was starting to freak out a bit at this point. She really couldn't breathe well at all. As it turns out, they don't close for lunch anymore. Good to know.
They took us in almost immediately and started Rebecca on a nebulizer treatment. Her pulse ox was down to a 93. Not so good. She was wheezing very badly. The medicine started working very quickly and she was able to talk again. I guess this is what an actual asthma attack looks like. The doctor said "You can't let it get to this stage. She needs her inhaler sooner." I said...she doesn't have asthma. We have her sisters inhaler that she has used but she wasn't like this when we left the house 3 hours ago so it didn't occur to me to bring it. Well...she has been "officially" diagnosed with asthma. She also has an upper respiratory infection. She now has her OWN inhaler and an antibiotic. I guess we can keep one in the car and one in the house now. OH...and to top things off, she didn't feel like holding the puke bowl we brought with us on the drive home so she ended up throwing up all over herself when we were about 15 minutes from home.(she has a tendency to cough so much she gags herself to the point of throwing up...hence the puke bowl in the car) So I got to spend what little time I had left before picking up Taylor and Jaquelyn, (who AGAIN wasn't told by her school office about going to after school clubs!!!) cleaning the van & her car seat. Just what we needed...the van to smell like puke again. We had finally gotten rid of the smell from Jaquelyn throwing up several months ago. Febreeze is my friend.
So all's well that ends well. She is fine and I will be giving her 2 puffs every 4 hours for the next 24 hours and doses of the Z-pack once a day.