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Old 12-23-2006, 08:30 PM   #1
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RSV or bad cold???

When my DD was 5 months old she had been healthy and one day she had a cold and we talked to the ped on call and ended up taking her to ER, THANK GOD because she had a BAD case of RSV, no clue! Her oxygen level was in the 70's when we arrived at the ER.. Anyway we spent a few days at the local children's hospital..

Can they get RSV more than once?

Because she is now 16 months old and had a cold for over a week... She's had a double ear infection for a month now. BUt just the past couple days she's starting to have trouble breathing.. I can HEAR her all the way ACROSS the room... I am so worried it's RSV again, but maybe it's just a bad cold?

She's been on antibiotics for the EI for a month, and I've been giving her cough and cold meds for days now by the peds orders when I called and they said she was just at the height of a cold (5 days ago!)...

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Old 12-23-2006, 08:36 PM   #2
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Yes they can get it more than once! My ds2 had it twice! I would take her in. Is she wheezing?

Could also be pnuemonia. My ds2 had that last winter and we ended up in the ER on Christmas. It came on real fast and he spent 3 days in the hosp.

Is she running a temp? Personally I would recommend getting tubes in her ears and you will see quite a difference in her health once that happens! Ear infections always brought my ds' immune system down and he got EVERYTHING until he got the tubes!
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Old 12-24-2006, 06:52 AM   #3
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I would take her in if you havent already ! The can get Rsv more the once, pnuemonia is also going around big time ! I hope she feels better soon !
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Old 12-24-2006, 01:30 PM   #4
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I would consider it RSV until proven otherwise. At first I thought once they get RSV, they can't get it again because they have built up antibodies. That is completely FALSE! If they have been diagnosed with RSV it makes them more susceptible and they can get it even worse than before. Best of luck. We are dealing with RSV here at home with dd2 and it is absolutely no fun at all.
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Re: RSV or bad cold???

Yes they can! I would definitely taken her in and have her oxygen levels checked. mama, hope she is feeling better soon.
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Old 12-24-2006, 03:31 PM   #6
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Re: RSV or bad cold???

Thanks ladies! I wasn't sure if they could get it again or not...

She doesn't sound as bad today and it's not really wheezing, more just congestion...

I am keeping a close eye on her, and checking her a lot while she sleeps... She seems ok, we have the appt first thing Tuesday morning.
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Old 12-24-2006, 03:31 PM   #7
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OH yeah! Also we have her breathing machine and meds from when she had RSV so I am keeping that close on hand in case we need it..
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I would start the neb treatments if you have them on hand! They can't hurt her only help even if it is just a cold!
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I would start the neb treatments if you have them on hand! They can't hurt her only help even if it is just a cold!
Yup that was my thought too
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My little sister had RSV and they told her that from now on when she gets even the slightest cough, they have to do treatments. So I think I'd definitely go ahead and give the treatment.
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