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hi i am just writing a note for all parents and carers to be careful this winter with the flu in children.
My daughter is 7 months old and caught the flu off someone for the first few days it was just the cold sneezing ect but then from about day 3 it got worse she started getting very high temp, very lifeless and not responding and hard to breath. I took her to the doctors where i was told to go home get some rest for her its just the cold.
4 hours later she was admitted to the hospital on oxygen and tubes feeding her as she had Bronchiolitis yet i was told she was just fine. I knew that she was not fine you could tell just by looking at her she was not well and didnt just have the cold she was then in hospital for 3 nights and able to finally come home. so i just want to say if you think there is something wrong do something you no your child the best.
As Kyanna was fighting that hard to breath they said that most likely outcome could of been that her little lungs collasped and we could of lost her.
Bronciolitis is a ver commom infection in babies mainly under 6 months but occasionally up to 12 its caused by a virus that affects the small breathing tubes, it begins as a cold, babies with it usually need to be in hospital to go on oxygen and moniter them
SO PLEASE PLEASE BE CAREFULL WITH YOUR KIDS IT LEFT UNTREATED THEY MAY WELL BE PUT AT RISK AND YOU MAY LOSE THEM.
I have to agree.
MY DD is suffering from Bronchiolitis as well atm. Although she has had no need for the hospital. It started off as a cold as well, but gradually got worse and on Sunday was vomitting. Emergency Department advised no antiboitics can treat it. All i can do is give DD water/hydralytes and her bottle, but i have learnt not to give that in the morning or night for obvious vomitting reasons.
DD has been sleeping quite alot but I have been told thats normal. I am sorry she has had to go into hospital, it must be so scary and heartbreaking as well. IO hope she recovers soon but unfortnuatly it can take 1-2weeks to get over :(
I can't beleive the doctor just said that though. It is hard to detect th ough because you dont know its hit until the wheezing/struggling to breath(by chest rising and falling alot more, etc etc) What i dont get is if its so common, why didnt i hear of it before? :mad:
We took my DS to the Dr yesterday. He said he has a viral infection. He has stuff in his lungs and often rattles when he breathes. The dr. said there is nothing you can do about it.
But warned me about Bronciolitis....the signs and symptoms and said to take him to hospital if this happens.
I feel totally helpless right now...there is nothing i can do for him...no medication....nothing....i'm very worried that it will turn worse if not treated.
Mrs Little & Son.
so what are the signs?? Cos DS has been sick for a week and already spent one night in hosptial but i was told it was just a virus. The peadiatrian said he needs to ride it out. His fever finally broke the other day and when from 39 to 34. it was kinda scary.
How do i know if it develops into something else?
hi yeah its a horrible thing and there is no medication that will fix it usually just panadol help with breathing the oxygen and help feeding first a tube was used then kyanna was able to feed herself she just took only half her normal bottle.
the signs that i had with kyanna were that after a normal cold should of been over she was getting worse not better her temp was raised usually sat aroung 39.3 she was very lathargic and almost lifeless and her eyes were very red and sunken and she had an awful cough and she would have coughing sessions then be sick from coughing so much i was told it was a cold as her chest wasnt wheezy yet which is another sign but within 4 hours of being admitted to hospital it was , also lay bub down and watch there chest as they are breathing it usually draws in if hard to breath which is what bronchiolitis does makes it hard for bub to breath.
a fax sheet the hospital gave me wrote these signs
1st symptons- same as common cold
these symptoms usually last 1-2 days and are followed by
very fast breathing
drawing in of the chest with each breath
My DS had bronchiolitis this time last year when he was 6 weeks old. We spent 5 days in hospital.
The key indicators for me to go to hospital that when you looked at his cheast while breathing he sucked in under his ribs, looks very scary and his head bobbed as he breathed. I could barely hear the wheeze so I used to put my ear right up his mouth, he was quite sick.
My GP said at the time that the most important thing is that they are hyratrated and to go to hospital if he couldn't feed well.
After 24hours on oxygen he recovered really well. He had RSV which is the most common virus which causes bronchiolitis.
I hope all the babies who get this in winter recover well, it can be frightening.
I have just returned from the drs this morning and my little cherub has also been diagnosed with bronchiolitis its horrible as all he has is a ventolin for it and i think we will be off to hospy this arvo as his breathing is very labored. its so scary
When Abby was 7 weeks old, she had a cold, nose running, and coughing. I took her to a gp in the morning of my 21st... and they told me she is fine its just a cold. That night she was vomitting everywhere and i took her up to the hospital and she had bronchiolitis. It was so heart breaking watching a little baby gets tubes put in left right and centre.. I was just crying. She spent 4 days in hospital. What a 21st party!
Than at 14 months she got it again. But didn't need to be hospitalised. but checked every day by the gp.
So as soon as she gets a cold now i take her straight to the doctors.
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