Monday, January 07, 2013

The Sniffles...

She has a cold :(
Elsie has been sick for the past 5 days. She's had a stuffy, runny nose, a cough, mild fever, and all the regular cold symptoms.

My mom took a look at her on Thursday, and started telling me about how when my little sister Sarah was a baby, she had to take her to the hospital because she had RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) and she had to be on oxygen for a few days!

...She's still cute, though.
Of course, that made me a little bit paranoid when her little voice started sounding more and more hoarse and her breathing had a rattling sound. So, I took her to the doctor and guess what! Elsie has RSV! Apparently it has been going around this winter. SCARY! And you know what else is scary? There is no treatment for it. Although, most babies will get over it no problem, some do have to be taken to the emergency room and put on oxygen.

Today was our follow-up appointment, and Elsie is doing MUCH better! YAY! I could tell that she was improving, but it was nice to have a doctor look at her and confirm what I was thinking.


  1. Awww... poor little Elsie. I hope she gets well soon. :-(

    1. Thanks. She is starting to get better already. Thank goodness.