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my 5 month old has RSV, how can I help her not be miserable?

advice would be great. Thank you

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Asked by tattooedmomma23 at 7:51 AM on Aug. 10, 2009 in Health

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  • Elevate her head.
    Steam in the shower and suction what you can see coming out.
    Saline nose drops at each diaper change...suction if you can see something.
    Run a humidifier around her.
    Tylenol for discomfort to help her sleep.

    Go with her flow...let her sleep and eat when she wants to.
    Suction only what you can see. Suctioning too much can cause inflammation of the nasal passages and make it harder for her to breathe.
    Keep in contact with the doctor who diagnosed her about any changes.
    You will have up times and down times. she will be fine and then suddenly just be miserable.
    The cough afterwards can last for a month or so.
    Watch her for signs that she's struggling to breathe. If she starts sucking her ribs or turning blue, get her in NOW.

    My son had it at 5 weeks (1 adjusted). He was in the PICU for a week, almost on a ventilator, but squeaked by without one! It's a virus and has to run it's course.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 8:51 AM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • My twins had rsv and were in the hospital for two weeks. We almost lost my Carter. The key is comfort comfort comfort. When they came home I slept in their room just to make sure everything was okay too.

    Answer by sweetpea532 at 10:37 AM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • Thank you so much ladies, Thank God all your kiddos r ok now.

    Answer by tattooedmomma23 at 11:01 AM on Aug. 10, 2009

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