Rsv Infection In 3 Week Old

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jlong - November 3

My d/d is 3 weeks old. Today, she was diagnosed w/RSV. I guess this is a respiratory infection that can be serious. Has anyone else had this w/a young child?


Rhonda - November 3

I have not but my sister did.When her son was maybe 6wks or so,he had rsv and was very sick.This has been 14yrs ago so i dont remember much about it,If she has rsv then she should be in a hospital,sorry i cant be much help.


ash2 - November 3

If a 3 week old is diagnosed with rsv, they need to be in the hospital.. i would demand it if it was my lo. ecspecially that young...JMO


Cabbie - November 3

My first had it at one. She was very ill. It got worse before better after diagnosis. I would be concerned about having a 3 week old diagnosed and not under constant medical care. Is she in the hospital?


Kara H. - November 3

I agree with ash2. She needs her oxygen saturation monitored constantly. Its a viral thing that is going to have to run its course and it will probably get worse before it gets better.


sahmof3 - November 3

My dd had it- but not that young- she was 9 months... she was hospitalized and given nebulizer treatments and was monitored to make sure she was sating properly. Her breathing rate was 100 x/min. when I took her to the doc and her blood oxygen was only 90%. I agree with the others- she should be hospitalized (if she's not already).


Brenda M - December 3

Any updates? Brenda


Rabbits07 - December 3

My youngest daughter had it at 8 weeks and was hospitalized. She ended up having to have her lungs catheterized and was put in ICU. Then my next baby got it at 4 weeks old, but faired very well without having to be hospitalized...BUT I was still very paranoid when I had him because he was born in Feb. (peak RSV season) and at the first sign of congestion I started doing chest percussion treatments on him and took him to the doctor straight away.....then the RSV was confirmed there. He did not get anywhere near as ill as my daughter had been. I do agree with everyone else that your little one should definitely be monitored very closely because RSV is so dangerous. I can also tell you that it tends to be at it's worst on day 5 from the first day she became symptomatic. That is because it is typically on day 5 that all the mucosal secretions that have been coating the entire respiratory tract loosen and begin dropping into the lungs at a fast rate...that is why my dd's lungs had to be catheterized because it happened so quickly and there was so much that it literally was suffocating her. I was terrified when my second one got it and would have felt much better if he had been in the hospital, but our insurance did not deem it medically necessary since he had no complications and would not pay for it. Thankfully as I said before he did very well even though he was even younger than dd when she had it. I hope everything goes okay for your dd.


Brenda M - December 3 would a person distinguish between a regular chest cold and something more serious? It seems so scary!


Brenda M - December 4

Thanks so much for your story...your poor babies! How horrible both incidents must have been for you. My little guy had a cold this weekend but it seems to be clearing up now. He's also older, and I'm not even sure if the RSV affects older kids (five months). Thanks again!


Rabbits07 - December 9




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