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October 19th, 2006, 08:40 AM
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Thankfully, DS has never been hospitalized for his asthma, not even the ER. Our only hospital experience was to remove his adenoids. I hope we never have to have an emergency visit, but just in case, wanted to poll all of you to see if anyone has tips for an easier time.
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October 19th, 2006, 09:15 AM
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Hi, my daughter has been hospitilaized once due to asthma and has been to the ER many times. I stayed with her in the hospital- I was able to have the bed next to hers. Also, she had her favorite stuffed animal at all times which really helped. She had lots of visitors- friends and family. It was a scary time but I was very calm around her so that she would stay calm. As for the ER trips- she is so used to them (unfortunatly) that it doesnt really bother her much anymore. I sure hope she will "grow out" of her asthma as I did. Good luck to you and I hope you never end up at the hospital with your little one.
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October 19th, 2006, 01:24 PM
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Raeden has been hospitalized a few times for her asthma. A BIG BIG thing I reccomend is BEFORE letting ANYONE try to draw blood (especially from a baby) make sure they know how!!! At Raeden's first overnight hospital stay I didn't think to ask them and just thought they KNEW how. She ended up poked 4 times (with no results) and then FINALLY they sent up someone from the ICU who's taken blood from babies before

ETA: the other nurses who tried and failed to get blood tried to FORCE me to hold Raeden down!! I was sitting there sobbing. The ICU team let me leave the room and had her done in 3 minutes
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October 19th, 2006, 02:11 PM
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we had one ER visit and almost another one a couple of nights ago. He was geting less then 90% oxegin but because we were in NYC and everything was full they didn't keep him but he had to take all sorts of medison for about a month and sleep upright in a car seat. now we prop pillows when he's sick he sleeps better.
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October 20th, 2006, 04:44 AM
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My son has been once. I think he was around 3yo and he was in for 2 days. It was so scary. He couldn't breathe and the treatments every 4 hrs. were not working. When we got to the ER that night his oxygen level was really low and they immediately admitted him. It was awful. I had a newborn at home at that time. He was so sick! He had to have an IV and it took 4 people to hold him down. I never want to go through that again.
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October 25th, 2006, 05:36 PM
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We have been to the ER a handful of times. and he has been hospitalized twice in the two years since we found out. Its a HARD HARD Struggle.. All i can say, i had nightmares for months after the hospital visits cause i had to remain so strong for him... so after i was a mess!
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