3 yr old pneumonia required surgeryMy fair skinned daughter had a runny nose and cough for a week -- nothing I was concerned with because she seemed to be handling it okay. After about a week, she had her 3rd birthday party and that evening spiked a fever of 103.7. Whengivig her tylenol or ibuprofen, it would only mildly come down (102). I took her to the pediatrician who blew it off as a virus. She remained high fever with increasing cough and losing vitality. I was persistent with Dr but wasn't seen again until 4 days later. At this point she was lethargic. The ped Dr. requested a chest x-ray and determined her right lung was full and solid pneumonia. She was admitted to hospital and IV fluids and Rosephin (antibiotic) after 2-3 days the hospital determined she had a very large pleural effusion (fluid sac) compressing her right lung. They added a second antibiotic (Vancomycin)thru IV and a couple more days later tapped her effusion to draw out fluid. When the fluid returned and increased 7 days after admission, we transferred her to a Children's hospital. They took her off both antibiotics and began a new on Centraphaxone? and performed a thoracic surger to remove fluid and infected tissue and inserted a chest tube that remained for 2 more days. After tube removal, she spiked a fever a few times but was sent home on oral Amoxycillin. Before her illness she had only been in hospital one time wth RSV at 3 mos old, requiring no medicine or oxygen. She was a full term breastfed baby who nursed until 2.5 yrs. She is a performer and loves attention. She is very affectionate. Extremely independent and smart. Her physical body has always been muscular. Although she has lost a lot of muscle tone from being in the hospital bed for 2 weeks. She is also very feisty and stubborn. Since coming home from her 2 weeks in hospital she is whiny, clingy and demanding. Her cough still sounds like there is a lot of stuff still in her lung. It hurts her abdomen (at or above navel) or chest (near breast) or base of throat when she coughs -- sometimes her back. Her breathing seems accelerated. It hurt when she yawns or hiccups. She has been running a temp of 99.6. She still seems excessively pale with drk circles under her eyes, making her appear sick. However she seems better than when in the hospital. On recommendations from a friend I began giving her belladonna, bryonia, kali bich and arnica (for her surgery) less than 24 hrs ago. However, I'm notsure that these are appropriate. She is now finished with the antibiotic (lastnight) and is taking probiotics and her multivitamin. I also began rubbing an oil on her feet (last night) with eucalyptus globulus, myrrha, frankincense and rosemarinus officinali at bedtime. Please help me get my daughter back to good health and rid of this horrible pneumonia. I will do anything.
TheFourofUs on 2009-10-29
You may give her 1 tablet each of the following tissue salts four times a day at a gap of 3 hours for 7 days.
natrum sulph 6x
ferrum phos 6x
♥ kadwa 9 years agoThese tissue salts are well indicated in pneumonia and they should work.
♥ kadwa 9 years ago
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