She also had a fever the first day she got the vaccine (102.4)
WRITING THE TEMPS DOWN FOR MY OWN RECORDS :)
I checked her temperature(101.6), gave her some Tylenol and put her back to bed. I noticed that she was breathing a little faster then usual and thought that it might be the way she was laying.. so i turned her around and her breathing sounded a little better.
I have to mention that her breathing isn't like other babies breathing, it always has sounded a little heavier and faster then others, but she was never breathing really fast.
Yesterday, Friday morning she was playful but still fussy, her fever went down to 99.6 but she still felt a little too warm.. her hands and feet were ice cold and her lips looked blue. Overall she just looked like she didn't feel good! It scared me because it reminded me of how she looked after her BT shunt hospitalization....
Nadia always has socks or house shoes on, she easily gets cold..but yesterday i couldn't get her warm, i took her outside and literally sat with her in the sun to get warm!
Around the afternoon i noticed the fast breathing again, i know i am not a nurse, but i learned to count her breath during our three hospital stays, which i believe normal for would be 35-40 breath a min? i think..???....anyway, i counted her breath and it was between 55-60 breath a min. Which is too fast!
I don't want to be one of those paranoid Mom's who call about every little thing.... because i was told fever is expected..... what i really was concerned about was her breathing!
So i was debating if i am just paranoid or if something is really going on!
Around 2pm i checked her fever and it went up to 100.1 i was talking to my sister in law at that time, who encouraged me to call to make sure since it's about to be the weekend.. better save then sorry!
I called the cardiology nurse first, who felt it would be best to see her pediatrician first, they wanted to see us right away.
Nadia, of course, not happy at all to be back at the office, screamed from the top of her lungs during vitals, getting catheterized for a urine sample & poked to test her blood count.
Everything came back normal but the doctor agreed with me that her breathing does sound to0 fast... she gave her some Tylenol and said that with the fever going down her breathing should get more comfortable... 20 min later it still sounded about the same.. she advised me to go to the ER if she will get any worse by tonight or to go tomorrow if it's not better at all!
Later at night, her fever went up to 102.2, i couldn't give her any Tylenol because she had her last dose at 3.30pm and it was only 6.30pm, her breathing got worse...so i decided to go to the ER.. We were seen within minutes after arriving.. her fever went up to 103.5.. Poor Baby Girl was miserable!
She got another dose of Tylenol and started to sweat all of her fever off...
Oxygen levels were in the low 80's and right before the nurse got the nasal cannula ready, her levels went up to the upper 80's -90's & luckily she didn't had to deal with that thing again.
Must have been the Tylenol kicking in!
Her heart rate looked great... they did a chest x-ray which came back looking like the one from February, that was good to know!
The ER Doc didn't think that the fast breathing had anything to do with her heart but more with the vaccines she gotten & the fever...i am glad he told us that we did the right thing bringing her in, they rather make sure it's nothing then it being something serious and not catch it in time..
If she wasn't a heart patient, i wouldn't sweat about a fever under 104.00 and just would do the home remedies i did over and over with Justin.
Because usually, fevers don't scare me, it's just ur body doing it's job fighting an infection.... it's just different having a Heart baby.. i heard and read enough horror story's to not take any chances with fevers or any signs of sickness!
They placed an IV, drew some blood to check for a viral or bacterial infection... the nurse was great and only had to poke her once... but it was still so hard to watch
It kind of brought back memories.... it has been almost a year since her last stay there... smelling the hand sanitizer made me think of the PICU ... :((
We were discharged right after midnight and were told, that the blood work would need 24 hours to come back and that they would call us if anything shows up.. we didn't get a call and hopefully we won't get one tonight or tomorrow!
Nadia still has some high fever, fussy and has been sleeping allot, but she hasn't been breathing fast or looking blueish sick!
Praying Praying Praying for a fever less, happy Nadia tomorrow! Because otherwise we would have to go back to the ER!
Keep us in Ur Prayers!