She has pneumonia, as it turns out, and that’s what caused the scares this weekend.
She was protected by already being on antibiotics, so we get to go home for now.
If her fever or cough gets worse, we bring her back.
Watch her closely, but get used to what life with her is like with these heart and lung challenges.
Respond accordingly, and be cautious, but live our lives, he said.
Her color will never be normal, he said, so now that we have her baseline, we are only to worry when she has central color changes like blue lips or white streaks around her mouth. Go with the plan we know of adding oxygen and paging the pulmonologist, unless it is central then come back by ambulance.
But it will be safer for her, if we can get through this without hospitalizing her.
He may put our entire family in isolation, but not yet. That would include keeping the kids home and homeschooling for the winter season, which may be why we were already prompted about that. I don’t know what it would mean for work or church yet. Maybe it won’t come to that.
She’s a fighter, he said.
Edit: Also, she has lost two pounds and so we are back to ten pounds. She is seven and a half months old.