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anyone else's baby sick? i need to vent/ share

my 11 week old has had a "cold" for 2.5 weeks now. today,yesterday, and the night before, she has such a stuffy nose that she labors to breathe. i feel so horrible that she's suffering. my heart is breaking. i've been giving her saline drops round the clock-- it takes a few times before she gets relief. i had to call the dr. today to update him on her condition, and now he wants to prescribe her a steroid-- that word steroid scares us, so he said i can just continue w/ current treatment of albuteral, antibiotic, and saline.
has anyone been through this with their baby?

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Asked by MommyJal at 4:13 PM on Feb. 20, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • I have not been through something this serious with my baby. But when my son gets sick it does seem to drag on forever! And I know it wears on your nerves and sanity! I can say that the steroid should knock it out very quickly usually within 24-48 hours! And it is not a continual thing, usually a one time shot or a few doses. I would give it a try since it has been going on so long! I hope your baby gets better, but you know what will be best for you, your baby, and your family. You will make the right choice!


    Answer by Rebecca727 at 5:18 PM on Feb. 20, 2009

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