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wondering what guidelines you go by for when to head to the ER. We just left the hospital last night and one doc said to return if her sleeping respiratory rate was in the 40-50 range or if she was retracting.
I'm one of those people who likes CLEAR CUT INSTRUCTIONS lol! I know it doesn't always work that way especially when a kid has a cold/allergies anyway.
I avoid the ER if possible.. I go strait to my Ped.. I don't trust ER doctors (bad experience with them twice!)
If A.J starts his coughing fit, I give him albuterol nebulizer treatments, as directed of course. Which usually solves the problem. If he gets worse, go in to see my doctor.. Then from there he will advise me on a home course treatment or I get sent to the hospital to get admitted to the Pediatric Unit.
Last edited by Adriana's Mommy; February 26th, 2011 at 05:22 PM.
We go to the ER if Jeremy has an asthma attack that doesn't get under control within 20 mins. If he is still not breathing right we go in. If its just that he is not breathing well from a cough or cold I take him to the dr the next day. Jeremy has only had one attack thankfully.
Danny is still technically RAD...more on that in my next thread... but he goes in once all the other options are exhausted. By that I mean he starts on xopenex every 4 hours then at pulmicort every 12 hours then xop every 3, then add oropred, then xop every 2 hours, then if he still isn't breathing well enough to last at least 1:45 than we go to the ER. So far we haven't had to go for just RAD but he has had to go quite frequently when he has been sick a respiratory illnes...