We just returned from a gruelling nine days at the hospital. Chubby kid was admitted for pneumonia. Doctors said that her chest infection was quite bad from the xrays taken. This is the first time ever that chubby kid falls so horribly sick. She has never been so sick before. She slept for seven days, only waking up to cry and went back to sleep. Her high fever came and went for five days. She was basically feverish and refused all food and water. They had to put her on IV drip and gave her oxygen through the nose spectacles and monitor her oxygen level and heart rate. It was such a nightmare to see no improvements in her day by day.
Finally, on the sixth day, her fever began to subside. It was a litle relief though she still seemed lethargic most of the time. She was still not eating and drinking. On the eighth day, she began to start eating a little. She was still cranky and fussy, not wanting anyone to touch her at all. By the evening of the eighth day, we finally were able to heave a sigh of relief. She seems to be improving and getting better by the second. On the ninth day, she was discharged. We were extremely relieved. I have not seen home for nine days and practically lived at the hospital.
Never have we experienced such extreme mental and physical torment. I hope she will be back to her healthy, chubby self soon.