Thank God she improved after the second nebulization. My daughter loves moving around and confining her to a hospital room would definitely upset her.
|feeling better at the ER|
We were able to bring her home from the ER but had to nebulize every 4 hours round the clock. Eventually, the cycle was moved to every 6 hours with an addition of another stronger (but expensive) medicine until she improved.
About the same time, we noticed that her Kuya still had a cough even after taking antibiotics and an anti-allergy medicine so x-rays and blood tests were done. To our dismay, he was also diagnosed with pneumonia! Despite the diagnosis, kuya was still his energetic self but hearing the diagnosis still made me worry.
We're done with Nina's medication and Kuya's round of antibiotics will soon be over. I am hoping that after this, it'll be a while before I visit the drugstore/pharmacist again.
Although the pneumonia that my kids have was not as critical as I imagine pneumonia to be, I know that I still cannot erase my impression of this infection as a deadly one.