Scarlett officially has RSV. For those without little kids, RSV is a very common, very prolific but somewhat serious respiratory infection that is rampant among small kids. From what I have seen, about two-thirds of babies get it in the first year, and 20% of those are hospitalized for it. We saw many RSV babies in the PICU before this, but never like this:
That is my poor baby inside of a plastic tent, inside a second plastic tent, receiving a breathing treatment that is supposedly going to help hurry her RSV recovery. She is in the tents for 6 hours. I cannot take her out or get to her for 6 hours unless it is an emergency. She is currently crying and kicking because she lost the pacifier, but that's not an emergency. I also have to wear a mask while the treatment is being given, and we will have to change all the linens in the room when it is done, including my clothes.
The goal is to have her ready for chemo on Monday; the normal course of RSV treatment is about a week, but they are trying to push it to three days. We need to get her as healthy as possible before we start chemo, while not waiting too long for the tumor to start growing back. It's a losing battle that I have just had to succumb to.