Alex had her first ambulance ride today to Children's. She had an appointment with her pediatrician this morning and was having difficulty breathing so they called in a bus to come get her. She continued to struggle a bit during the ride but stabilized once we settled into the ER for the afternoon. Alex has virus which is responsible for causing another case of bronchilitis (infection that affects the tiny airways, called the bronchioles, that lead to the lungs. As these airways become inflamed, they swell and fill with mucus, making breathing difficult).
Alex has been admitted to the pediatric floor and we are praying for a short stay this time. The docs and nurses all know her by name and have awarded her with the Triple Crown since she has officially laid claim to all three major respiratory infections this season.