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Old 03-08-2010, 02:34 PM   #1
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Baby girl has RSV :-(

Poor thing has been raspy and wheezy and spiked a fever last night. So I took her to the urgent clinic at our peds office. They did the RSV test and it came back positive. All they did for her though is prescribe 2 inhalers, a rescue and a steroid. Is that all they usually do? It seems like I just hear all these horror stories about RSV and babies ending up hospitalized for it. Here at home we've been sucking out her nose and running the vaporizer in her room, but that's about all I think we can do....

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Old 03-08-2010, 02:41 PM   #2
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Momma- if she is normally healthy and doesn't have prematurity issues, lung issues, or congenital heart disease, she should do OK. We get monthly injections of an RSV shot that helps guard against lung infection, but that is because my babies were born at 28 weeks. Just keep a watchful eye (I'm sure you already are!) and call your doctor is there are any changes for the worse. Poor peanut!
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We had it back in January. Poor kiddo! Just watch her carefully, and you'll probably be fine. DFS was a preemie, and developed another infection, which is why we ended up in the hospital.

But I would keep your kiddo away from crowds and other kiddos for awhile.
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I hope it passes quickly.
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We had it late December. We were hospitalized overnight to check her breathing (Oxygen stats were 96ish the entire time) and for rehydration. We also had nebulizer treatments to open up her lungs.

Hope she's on the mend soon!
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My DD tested positive for RSV today, she's 2 1/2 though. Her fever doesn't seem to want to go away. They must give more things for infants because DD didn't get anything, just told us to use a humidifier and get lots of liquids in her, and keep and eye on her breathing, told to bring her in again if she gets worse. I know mama it's really sucks, this is the sickest DD has ever been. I hope you LO gets better soon!
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We get monthly injections here too since Tasneem was born 28 weeks too.
Premies and babies born with other conditons are at a higher risk.
I know you must be scared, I pray that your little one gets better soon.
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((HUGS)) Hope she feels better soon.

DS2 was in the hospital for a few days with bronchiolitis, which was just about the same symptoms as RSV (they tested 3 times for rsv while there and they kept coming up negative).

Yes on the steroid/inhaler (or neb treatments)..he was also put on antibiotics. They had him on oxygen too because it kept dropping in the 80s...but with it it would stay back up in the 90s, until he get better they made him do it till it stayed up w/out the oxygen. He was 3 months old then (dec 09)
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have you tried a saline rinse when you suck her nose out? The Nose Frida is AMAZING for snotty little noses!!!

http://www.nosefrida.com/
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Re: Baby girl has RSV :-(

yeah unless she isn't maintained well on the inhalers and neb treatments, they won't hospitalize her at her age. my middle daughter was a preemie and was hospitalized for RSV at 39weeks gest age. It was horrible and the cough lingered for literally 3 MONTHS. Just keep her airway as clear as possible, run the vaporizer 24/7 and give the meds on time 24/7. My youngest is an asthmatic and when she comes up with bronchiolitis we are able to maintain her well on steroids and nebulizer treatments usually. Just make sure you watch the clock on the treatments and give them right on time to prevent needing your rescue inhalers. With the steroids, she should turn the corner in 24hours and still be sick but be manageable. RSV sucks.
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