Instead of getting better, today Olivia seemed to be much worse. She was very lethargic, barely opening her eyes or speaking, wouldn't eat, wouldn't sit up and had no interest in her favorite TV shows. Her cough sounded worse and all she wanted to do was sleep. The final straw was when I saw that her temperature was 103. I started to wonder if she had pneumonia and took her in to to see the pediatrician. After the doctor repeatedly said in a very sober tone, "she's a very, very sick little girl," I started to get really worried. So, when the chest x-rays confirmed pneumonia, I was actually kind of relieved. At least that is treatable with antibiotics. Much to Olivia's dismay, because she was so sick, she got a jump start with her antibiotics injected right into her poor rear end. Then, she'll be on an oral antibiotic for ten days. The Doctor said she should be a "whole new girl" by Sunday :)
I'm also trying to push the fluids to prevent dehydration, but she's not too interested. She has had one popsicle though. Hopefully we'll start to see the old Olivia again soon!
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