Wednesday, May 2, 2007

To The ER

Because Sarah doesn't have access to a computer at the moment, she has asked me to send off an update on Peyton's condition. For the past 4 - 5 days, Peyton has not been feeling well. Since Sunday she has only been awake for a couple of hours in total and is very restless. On Saturday, she saw the pediatrician on call. In spite of looking ill, the doctor couldn't find anything wrong with her and sent them home. She continued to sleep most of the time, have a low grade temperature, refused to eat, had congestion and wheezing. On Tuesday, Ron took her back to the pediatrician's and she saw the same doctor as on Saturday. She agreed that Peyton looked worse, but still couldn't find anything wrong. At this point Peyton did have a fever. She did order some blood work. Later in the afternoon, the nurse called to let them know that Peyton's white count was up. About ten minutes later, the same nurse called back telling Sarah to bring her in first thing this morning.
When Peyton went to the office today, her own pediatrician saw her. She has sent them over to the ER at Christus St. Catherine's Hospital which is next door to her office building. She wanted Peyton put on an IV because she is dehydrated. Perhaps her lethargy is caused by this. Dr. Haney wants a chest x-ray done and an RSV test.
Sarah phoned a few minutes ago from the ER. After three tries, the IV has been started and Peyton is getting fluids in. The ER doctor has been in conference with Dr. Haney. Right now, Peyton is on her way for a chest x-ray. It is quite possible that she will be admitted, at least over-night for observation.
I know you will keep them all in your prayers. As soon as I know any further details, I (or Sarah) will update the site.

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