Thursday, February 20, 2014
We have a diagnosis
Viral panel is back. We have human metapneumonvirus, second only to RSV in terribleness for someone like Bell. Attending reiterated how sick she is and how narrowly we missed ICU and intubation yesterday. I believe that with a different Attending we would have been. She agreed with my plans to take care of pneumonia at home, but said I did the right thing in bringing her in when we did because there was no way this one could have been treated at home, not human metapneumovirus. Today's goal is to see if we can do some oxygen weaning. 8 liters at 90% should be downstairs and intubated. So thank you for coming back my baby girl. Fight on brave Bella!