Sunday, 26 August 2007
After five weeks and two follow-up clinic visits, the cough still wouldn't go away. It was waking Berry (and me) up at three every morning for long bouts of coughing and misery.
So we went back to the doctor, again, and this time the testing gave same answers. Berry's initial illness, which she so generously shared with us more than a month ago, turned out to be adenovirus, a particularly vicious type renowned for creating complications. The unstoppable coughing was part of an atypical pneumonia secondary to the adenovirus, and all that was nicely topped off with a bad sinus infection – also a complication of adenovirus.
Adenovirus is now my public enemy #1.
Several hours, several traumas* and a substantial subscription list later, we were done with the hospital. That was a few days ago and she's doing much better. It's good to know she's on the mend, and not contagious... and to have some peace at night!
[*Apart from her daddy, Berry does not like doctors at all. But she does quite like going to the hospital, because she gets to see her daddy and persuade him to do drawings and share his stethoscope. All good things.]