At least, this is what it looks like in our household this year. Yesterday I had called the nurse at our peds office and after listing of a litany of symptoms she had said it sounded bad but to keep doing what I was doing (humidifier, Tylenol, fluids, etc) and if wheezing came into it to head to the dr at that point.
Baby girl was worse today with the added bonus of shallow breathing so we decided to take her into the med center. How do you not have mommy guilt when they point out the pneumonia on her chest x-ray? Because I 'should have known' sooner and been more worried and fretted more. However, my girl did have some great doctors, nurses and techs today. The x-ray tech had a Furby talking to her to keep the baby distracted and all of the doctors were very friendly, patient and great with my girl. In spite of working on a holiday, everyone was fantastic.
After a trip to the med center, a long visit at the children's ER, several pulse and heart checks, a few unpleasant temp readings, more doses of Motrin & Tylenol and a big pink bottle of Amoxy from the pharmacy, we are home and the babe is tucked into her bed to await Santa tomorrow.
She's hoping he brings her piles of presents and something to make her sick go away.