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Re: RSV!! Yikes!

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Posted by Shana on January 17, 2003 at 08:51:34:

In Reply to: RSV!! Yikes! posted by Beth S. on January 17, 2003 at 08:28:20:

: Please watch your little one if they get a cold. My 6 month old started coughing on a Friday night. By Saturday evening he had a slight fever (99.9) and the doc told me to give him purple Triaminic before bedtime. On Monday they told me to give him the cough syrup twice a day. By Tuesday, he was wheezing. They diagnosed RSV and scared the heck out of me by debating on whether or not to admit him to the hospital! They decided that since he was eating, his color was good and he was playing and laughing, that they wouldn't admit him. They sent him home with liquid Albuteral to help with the wheezing. I stayed up with him all night because I was afraid to death that he would stop breathing. I brought him back to the doctor the next day and his regular pediatrician put him on a nebulizer for breathing treatments every 4-6 hours. I'm glad to say that he is almost back to normal!

: So just a warning to all mommies and daddies...watch that cold! If they start wheezing, bring them to the doctor ASAP just in case!!

I have heard a lot about that lately... your poor little one... and poor you! That has to be hard. My ? is, is it contagious or do they just develop it? Thanks.

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