As luck would have it, Abby seems to have gotten an upper respiratory infection that didn't show itself until yesterday evening. She started out with lots of drainage from her nose, but by bedtime, she was absolutely miserable. She tossed and turned most of the night, sleeping only for short amounts of time and crying whenever she was awake. Thankfully, her oxygen levels stayed perfect, so there was no reason to make any calls last night.
Abby seemed even more miserable this morning and had a decent fever. I called our amazing pediatrician, who took the time on his day off to meet us at the office so that he could see her. He really goes above and beyond for us! After checking Abs out, he felt like she probably had a virus that lots of kids have been getting recently. But since she just had her trach removed, he went ahead and put her on an antibiotic to kill whatever might be floating around in there. Thank you, Dr. S! You are so awesome!!
We've learned that packing a bag for the hospital in these sorts of situations ensures that we don't have to go to the hospital! So, pack we did!!! :)
After two doses of antibiotics, Abby is sleeping much more peacefully and her saturation levels are continuing to be great! We're hoping that the worst is behind us now as we deal with her first cold post-trach!
In other news, Abby's trach hole has officially closed up! There's no turning back now! :)