Baby Choking On Mucus In Sleep

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Kara H. - February 1

Max (6 months) has been a little stuffy for a couple of days, but has not acting "sick" at all. Last night he woke up crying at least 6 times, but I could quickly sooth him back to sleep each time. He has had an occasional wet sounding cough today, but doens't act sick. He has refused to nap all day, but I finally got him down for a nap an hour or two ago. He finally fell asleep on my bed while I was picking up. I sat down next to him to watch my TV show, and he sounds just like my hubby with sleep apnea! I can hear pauses, like his air way is being compromised every few breaths. It sounds really scary! He has woken up several times to cough and cry out then goes back to sleep. Is this normal for a baby cold? He has had the sniffles a couple of times, but never a cough. I'm considering kicking hubby out to the couch and letting him sleep with me tonight. Has anyone's LO done this before?

 

Lisastar9 - February 1

Kara,the sniffles can cause post nasel drip. Mucus from the nose drains in to the throat while lyeing down. It has happened to me son. Last night I went throw a similar eposide. I haveone of those bed restson my bed in times like this,I put my pillow on top of the bed rest(it's a pillow with arms. ),and try to sleep in a semi reclines position while holding ds in my arms. Humdifiers help a little too. Post nasel drips cause coughing in kids.

 

Kara H. - February 1

Well since my original post (about an hour ago, Max is coughing much more, refusing a bottle he is an hour overdue for, running a fever and wheezing

 

Lisastar9 - February 1

wheezing is never good can you make a call to his dr.

 

Lisastar9 - February 1

Turn on the showerhot and let he baby soak in the stream while you are holding him sitting on the toilet. Poor little man.

 

Kara H. - February 2

We are waiting a call back from the ped. We did the shower thing, but I put my HUGE stock pot on the stove with a spoonful of vicks in it and letting it boil away. I lookedup the symptoms of rsv snd it sound a lot like the syptoms Max is showing. Which is really going to p__s me off because the only public place he's been in two weeks is the peds office on Tues. for an ear recheck and they left us waiting for our appointment for over 90 minutes in awaiting room packed with sick kids.

 

Bonnie - February 2

Elevate his crib to about 30 degrees or so. Put an adult pillow UNDER the mattress on one end. Then place 3 rolled up beach towels in a "U" shape on top o fthe mattress and under the sheet (you really have to stretch the sheet on). To make a nest. Mason needed it for the reflux for a while, but I know they can really help with colds. If you need to see a pic, I have one. Hope the little bugger is feeling better soon!

 

Lisastar9 - February 2

Kara please update me,I was thinking about you and your lo when mine was screaming at 3:00am.

 

Kara H. - February 2

Nobody slept last night. Max kept doing the sleep apnea thing when he would quit breathing. Called the ped first thing this morning. We just got back from his appointment and he has some strain of the flu. We just did a flu shot ten days ago, but there wasn't enough time for it to do its job. I am getting Tamaflu today for myself

 

bekysu - February 2

Kara H. Hey---I am going through the same boat. I believe you and I both have preemies? Maybe wrong... Anywho, I just got back from having a chest x-ray with my 4 month old son. He was clear but my ped wants to see him on Monday b/c you can have the virus that comes in the form of a cold and then worsens and settles in the lungs. it's also pnuemonia time. Your lil man could've have gotten the virus or flu from anyone that seems to have cold symtoms. Oh and also, the flu shot can cause the flu, just at first and it only protects like 3 strains and there are a lot of strains. that's why some people are against them. The can pose useless while you inject your kids with whatever. My 2 year old gets the shot. I say, if it can protect from only a few, it's better than nothing at all. Also, when my son was 6 weeks old, he had the RSV swab done. It turned out neg. but my ped said that they aren't always reliable tests and the best way to know how sick your baby is is just to keep a close eye on them. I've been so worried about both of my kids lately the only way I can fall asleep is if I pray that my kids are kept safe. Good Luck and I will put Max in my prayers too.

 

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