Rsv in older kids

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Avatar f tn s still within the age range of being at risk for getting RSV. Since his older brother had it when he was 9 months old it was so scary I dislike the winters because I fear every cold/cough they get. Has the RSV season begun already? My kids just started getting this cough, all of them have been just fine even my 3 yo until an hour ago...7pm. He has been breathing rapidly (53) since then but he doesn't have a fever or crying. He's sitting down now watching a video now.
172411 tn?1287086265 ve worked in preschool for nearly twenty years and I see RSV every year in the kids - the doctor is right, it needs to work itself out - some of the children who end up in the hospital end up there due to parents who don't pay attention to symptoms and don't follow dr's advice or children with compromised immune systems and sometimes children who have existing respiratory issues such as asthma, etc.
Avatar n tn My older son got it as well from daycare, but he was around 4 months old at the time. RSV can look like a cold in older kids, or you may not notice it at all. Please be careful. I would pay it in a heartbeat. We have had so many x-rays, blood tests, visits...it's been really expensive and the meds he's on are crazy. He's on steroids again, plus the highest dose you can get on an inhaler, plus nebs, antibiotics, acid reflux meds...you don't want to be here.
Avatar f tn t have much of a choice. Hopefully my mom can come cuz I know kids are not allowed in the room during the actual birth.
Avatar f tn Aww thats really cute all 3 of my kids have to kids my belly goodnight before they go to bed!
Avatar n tn you also might want to ask your cardiologist or primary doctor about if your little one should recieve the synagis vaccine. this is to help lesson the effects of RSV (this is a viral infection) most kids can fight it off, if they are healthy to begin with. i am not sure if your little one would qualify. I wouldn't see why not. this infection from what I was toldif it affects newborns who are premmeis have a heart condition, lung issues and a low immune system.
Avatar n tn AND HE BEGAN GETTING SYNAGIS SHOTS IN OCTOBER(THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO HELP PREVENT RSV)AND HE GOT RSV IN FEB. I DONT TAKE HIM MANY PLACES AND DONT ALLOW HIM AROUND OTHER CHILDREN. I FEEL LIKE I HAVE TAKEN MANY PRECAUTIONS AND YET HE IS STILL SICK. HE HAD CROUP 2 WEEKS AGO AND IT JUST CAME BACK AGAIN AND HE HAS YET ANOTHER EAR INFECTION.I AM IN THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO FIND A GOOD CHILDRENS HOSPITAL THAT I CAN TAKE HIM TO. LET ME KNOW IF YOU RECOMMEND ANY.
2189208 tn?1339572701 Well I got with my bf like 4 days b4 he turned 15 n were pregnant about two months after at the time I was 17 he is now 18 n im 20 we been strong for 3+ years everyone picks guys that tend 2 b older n so did I but wen I met him age was nothing to me we had 2 kids boy n a girl our daughter past away wen she was 6 months in 2011 my son is now 6 months n im currently 6 weeks pregnant so many babies so young but hes a great dad n bf even being younger wats r ur thoughts on the woman being older?
Avatar f tn My son had rsv and the hospital kept him and thankfully we were released in a few hours because his breathing was better.its scary to do that at home, honestly they should of kept him he's only an infant ! Please contact a doctor I honestly don't think he should be home my son was two months old when he had it, and my husband ask if we can go home with him and they told us some pretty scary stuff .
1368291 tn?1299629804 Saturday he was having lots of nasal congestion and coughing so I took him to the ER. He tested positive for RSV so the last few days have been scary. We are doing a cool mist humidifier with eucalyptus oil at night, albuterol breathing treatments and keeping his nose suctioned out. I hope he gets better soon but I did learn that apparently you cant trust family to let you know...
Avatar n tn My daughter gets needles to prevent RSV because she was born preemie. RSV, doesnt harm adults or older children and most of the time people dont know they have it. It has alot of cold symptoms. Respiratory Synical Virus... (i think that is what it stands for.. ) IT is basically a bad cold. Though very contagious and harmful to pregnant people and little children and babies. (mainly under the age of 2) Most people can fight it off like a cold.
Avatar f tn She is not in daycare so she cannot be getting it from the other kids. She rarely comes in contact with other kids (other than her brother who also stays home full time). What the heck is going on???
Avatar n tn He never seemed to gasp for air at night though. Just would get awful bad colds. My older sons doctor said that a kids lungs could sound clear and fine but actually be so tight that you wouldnt't be able to hear this on a machine. My son that is three years old had rsv and chicken pox when he was 11 weeks old and had to have breathing treatments. Do you think maybe this damaged his lungs or am i an overparanoid mother.
Avatar f tn They said she had RSV, they could either suck some snot out and test it and tell me she has RSV, or just tell me she has it and the treatment will be the same - her cough was also barky (croup like) at night, so she told me to wrap her up and sit outside and let her breathe in the cold air. I hope its not RSV, but if it is a mild case and isnt in her lungs and she is eating and drinking ok, they probably wont do anything anyway.
Avatar f tn it is not up to her to change up weekends. If your ex does not want his visitation that weekend he needs to tell you. You then need to document that he gave up his visitation for that week, then you find someone else to keep an eye on your daughter while you go have baby. then he can wait till his weekend rolls around again to see your daughter.
4437866 tn?1388119624 Then within an hour he went from happy to me asking him not to put nerf darts in his mouth to shooting them at me. Lets say he is in his room yelling at the top of his lungs he hates me and wants a new mom.. im almost to the point of tears i.dont know what to do. I will not yell at him or.spank.him because i feel it does nothing. I keep my tone normal amd tell him i love him daily.any advice would be helpful.
Avatar n tn Why would our pediatrician prescribe him xopenex, pulmicort, and amoxicillin all in the first visit and BEFORE the mucus sample lab test results even came back?
127529 tn?1331840780 I have spent the last couple of hours with him fairly upright on my tummy and had him in the bathroom in his car seat whilst I took a steamy shower; his congestion is clearing and he has been nursing fine. If he get's worse again I will be sure to take him to the Doc. Thanks again.
Avatar n tn I do have a portable breathing machin that we use when ur kids get Croupe (SP?) so I have been using it. There is a vaporizer in the bedroom and she isn't around smokers. My parents smoke but when we visit they don't smoke around her and neither me or my DH smoke. So I told them she is getting worse so they are calling her in a prescription. She is so very tired and sahe keeps coughing up mucous. Anyway just thought I would update everybody.
Avatar m tn I have a four month old son who got RSV along with the whole household in early February. We live at altitude (7200) feet, but the baby did well--- one night of observation in the hospital, where his O2 sats were 96-97 when he was being held or was upright, but would fall when sleeping or laying down into the mid-80s. So, he went on oxygen. Two months later he is still failing every overnight oxygen study in order to get him off nighttime oxygen.