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March 2nd, 2010, 05:57 AM
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We took Kadence to the ER last night and they said she has RSV. Any advice on how to make her comfortable? She's miserable!
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March 2nd, 2010, 06:05 AM
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my oldest had RSV when she was 2 months old. One be prepared it will take a while for her to get 100% better. To help with her breathing we would put Athena On the couch with a pillow to prop her up. Because she wheezed so much my dh and I would sleep on the floor right under her so we could hear her breathing.Do your best to keep her nose clear of any mucus so that she doesn't have anymore issues breathing. The good news is is that once a baby is over 2 months old its more a severe cold and she will get better quicker without hospitalization. Oh and Tylenol to keep her fever down if she still have one. It took Athena a month to start eating normally again and about a month and half before she started to breathe normal. Unfortunately there isn't much more you can do since its a virus. It must run its course. Hope this helps.
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March 2nd, 2010, 08:09 AM
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We've been dealing with RSV for 7 weeks now and I haven't found much that really helped with the symptoms. We've been lucky in the fact that Parker has been happy throughout the whole ordeal.
They gave us advice to prop him up but it never made much of a difference. He liked having his chest on my shoulder and getting pat on the back to help break up all that crap floating around.

I guess the one thing that really helped (because none of the nebulizer treatments, inhalers, or anything else did) was instead of a bath he would take a hot shower with one of us. Kind of like a humidifier effect
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March 2nd, 2010, 08:23 AM
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Both my kids have had it this winter. Abe is still rattling a little bit, but it;s like 99% better now. Get a humidifier (you can get them cheap at Target $15) and/or take hot showers. Keep her elevated when she sleeps. We also did breathing treatments with both boys that did nothing; I actually think they made Abe worse if that's possible. GL, it's not easy or fun
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March 2nd, 2010, 08:39 AM
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humidifiers work great! Owen had it and was hospitalized without a diagnosis for 2 weeks. But he was also 2 months old and that was 4 years ago. William because of prematurity is getting a shot for it, but the dr said that if he had RSV it wouldn't surprise him yesterday, but luckily it was just a virus.
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March 2nd, 2010, 09:38 AM
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Thanks girls!! I called her ped this morning and talked to a nurse. I told her the breathing treatments didn't seem to help so she is going to talk to the dr., but said I should stop doing them. I'm going to try the running a hot shower thing.
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