Bronchiolitis

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srigles - February 12

We had to take my ds (3 mths) to the ER today. He's had a low-grade fever, a nasty cough and some sniffles for three days now, and this morning he started wheezing. They did a chest x-ray, gave him two doses of ventolin, and did a nose swab and said he definitely has a cold which may or may not have turned into bronchiolitis. We have to take him back tomorrow to get him checked again. In the meantime, he's been given ventolin to take here at home every two hours. The poor little guy sounds horrible, but is so happy and is smiling away like crazy! I guess that should be a good thing, but I feel so bad for him. Hearing him cough almost brings tears to my eyes. I'm so worried that it could be bronchiolitis, and that's stupid, because at least we're getting it checked in plenty of time. When I was pregnant, I never thought I'd be such a nervous wreck of a mother, lol! Has anyone's baby had bronchiolitis? And if so, how long before they started feeling better?

 

Kara H. - February 13

Max is recovering from it. It is usually viral and has to run its course. He is taking albuterol and it has helped tremendously. We also found that he slept better if we stuck a full size pillow UNDER one end of his mattress. then we took a beach towel, rolled it like a jelly roll and stuck it a horse shoe shape under his matress pad to creat a little nest to keep him from sliding down the elevated mattress. Also we kept a big bot of water boiling on the stove to keep the air in the house really moist. We even put a teaspoon of vick vapo rub in the boiling water. It really seemed to help sooth his cough.

 

srigles - February 13

Thanks Kara. Glad to hear your little guy is getting over it. We still don't know for sure if that's what Keegan has or not, but it sounds that way. He's just wheezing like crazy now, but the doctor said today that it's not from his lungs, it's from his trachea. And the fact that there's no fever and he's active is a good sign. But the sound of his breathing worries me so much. It's definitely worse, but he's so content! Guess all we can do is monitor it and let it run its course.... We bought a humidifier and puts the Vicks in it, so we'll see how that goes tonight. And we put a couple of books under one end of his crib, too....

 

soon2bemomof3 - February 13

my little one (2 1/2 mo) has the same thing only they did not give any meds because it's viral nothing would make it go away, it just has to run it's course. they did however send us home with a nebulizer and i give him breathing treatments every 4 hours. His breathing always sounds bad though because he has trechea malacia so this cold makes it sound 10 times worse. ughhh. we go back tomorrow also, hope it's over soon.

 

srigles - February 13

Soon2bemomof3 - what's trachea malacia? Hope he's feeling better!

 

soon2bemomof3 - February 13

srigles: it is when the cartilage in the throat isn't fully formed so when he breathes it kind of collapses making it seem like he is wheezing ALL THE TIME. When we first brought him home he sounded HORRIBLE so took him to dr. they did several tests on him and sent to an ENT who finally put a scope down his throat and sure enough that's waht it was. He said that he will eventually out grow it and he has sounded better until he got a cold, which the dr. said will happen, when he gets a cold it'll sound really bad. You can look it up online if you want to also. They have a lot of info. about it. Thanks.

 

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