Very sick baby :(Posted on 02/01/12, 11:13 am
Reply #1 02/01/12 11:16am
I guess I should also mention that this virus can actually lead to death in some infants and I recently had a friend who's child was hospitalized for a week with this. It can cause bronchiolitis and pneumonia in infants and lead to severe asthma and breathing difficulties so I have to be with him 24/7 to watch his breathing to make sure that he can actually breathe well.
Reply #2 02/03/12 12:10am
I am so sorry. I hope that lil man gets better and fast too. I how how you feel in a way. My 21 month old son was in the hospital in Nashville,Tn (Vandy) for 10 days with an ecoli infecation in his bladder. It was so had to see him having the ivs in his arm and watching them pock him 7 times to get one in his arm and then 3 days later they went in his leg (ankle) to put in a central line to give him his meds where they wouldnt hurt him when the IV was going. It was painful and I was up there with him the whole 10 days and away from my now 7 year old son. To this day he still has a mark on his ankle where the central line was at. I wish no child to go through anything like this or what you lil boy is going through. I would take it from him if I could.
Reply #3 02/04/12 6:48pm
Thanks! Its just so hard going through this and not getting sleep myself because I am so scared he will stop breathing. We have him on a nebulizer treatment now every four hours. He has a steroid and a decongestant that he has to inhale for 15 minutes every time we do it. For the first few days its been rough since I have to do it 24 hours a day so we only get about 3 hours of sleep at a time. His cough is starting to get better but the dehydration isn't improving. He only drinks about 8 ounces a day but as long as he keeps that up he doesn't have to be hospitalized. We just keep praying that he gets better with no complications because I have heard so many horror stories!
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