“Let it run it’s course”

Not only am I first time mom, but I am also a single mom. My Lyla came down with her first significant cold just days after Christmas. As she wasn’t improving I took her to her doctor, two days in a row who told me “it’s a cold, let it run it’s course.” He also told me of what to look for with labored breathing. Her breathing began to labor and I immediately took her to an NCH urgent care, as I had no idea the severity of the condition. The doctor instantly decided she would need more intense treatment at the main hospital. We traveled in a mobile ICU, the transport nurse was so kind and caring. She explained everything as she was doing it, and assured me the bi-pap machine was not as scary as it looked, as it was already providing relief for my Lyla. As we arrived at the NCH ermergency department I quickly learned she most likely had the RSV virus. Lyla was admitted to the PICU do to her need for the bi-pap vent. The hospitality and care was OUTSTANDING! Every one of my “worried mama” questions was answered fully, with much grace. They assisted me with care and instilled confidence that I too could care and comfort my sick babe (the cords, IV’s and machines make even wanting to hold your child nerve racking.) My Ly is quite the fighter and after only 2 days was discharged from the PICU to the infectious disease floor where she stayed two more days. I will forever be grateful for the diligent care Lyla received at NCH!
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  • Name: Lyla A.Lyla Allen
  • Condition(s): Bronchiolitis
  • Age at Treatment: 4 months
  • Age Today: 08/26/20155 Years

Not only am I first time mom, but I am also a single mom. My Lyla came down with her first significant cold just days after Christmas. As she wasn’t improving I took her to her doctor, two days in a row who told me “it’s a cold, let it run it’s course.” He also told me of what to look for with labored breathing. Her breathing began to labor and I immediately took her to an NCH urgent care, as I had no idea the severity of the condition. The doctor instantly decided she would need more intense treatment at the main hospital. We traveled in a mobile ICU, the transport nurse was so kind and caring. She explained everything as she was doing it, and assured me the bi-pap machine was not as scary as it looked, as it was already providing relief for my Lyla. As we arrived at the NCH ermergency department I quickly learned she most likely had the RSV virus. Lyla was admitted to the PICU do to her need for the bi-pap vent. The hospitality and care was OUTSTANDING! Every one of my “worried mama” questions was answered fully, with much grace. They assisted me with care and instilled confidence that I too could care and comfort my sick babe (the cords, IV’s and machines make even wanting to hold your child nerve racking.) My Ly is quite the fighter and after only 2 days was discharged from the PICU to the infectious disease floor where she stayed two more days. I will forever be grateful for the diligent care Lyla received at NCH!

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