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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.
Do not sorrow; the joy of the Lord is your strength." Neh. 8:10
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.
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
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.
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.
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!