Ellie was diagnosed with Bronchiolitis in mid January, but it wasn't until Thursday, February 14th when it became a huge concern for me. Through out the day things really seemed to take a change for the worse. On top of her constant coughing and laboured breathing she stopped eating except when I forced her to. This unfortunately caused her to vomit. She also started to have diarrhea every time she ate anything. I had been on the phone with HealthLinks twice that day and also got a hold of her pediatrician. They all told me there was nothing that could be done for the Bronchiolitis. That this was normal. I can tell you it didn't feel normal.
I think at this point reality still hadn't sunk in. He obviously was talking about somebody else's baby! I felt sorry for that mother but I was glad it wasn't me who had to deal with this news. It probably wasn't until I said it out loud to my sister that it finally started to sunk in. To say that I was devastated would be an understatement.