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I should know this.. Help? Update with doctors dx

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Update: took him to doctor, it's a common cold, was told watch for fever and run a humidifier. And doctor wasnt too concerned over the gasping after a coughing fit. He said it was normal since yds coughed in tiny fits. Kinda how an adult will cough alot then gasp for air and breath a lil funny after, same thing smaller scale.

So I'm filling the humidifier tank, and he's sleeping in his car seat to keep him sat up so the snot can drain and wont pool in his sinus cavity and give him more trouble.
Thank you all for the advice :)

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So I have 2 kids, ods is 3 almost 4 and yds is 3 weeks today. Ods has had a cold for a few weeks since around Christmas. His pedi said he just had to let it run it's course and to be cautious having him around yds.



Well we've been snowed in basicly since Christmas. I can't take ods outside to play cause the snow is covering a thick chunk of ice plus he's still snotty so he's been chillin on the couch with me watching Disney jr and coloring his coloring books. Well dh got the same cold, but he has washed his hands like crazy, and avoided breathing on yds, or doing anything that would cause him to get sick. I've been ok, I haven't caught the cold they have at all, so it was easy for me to avoid getting yds sick.



Well last night yds showed symptoms of the same cold. He had trouble breathing with a snotty nose so we've tried to keep it clear. Well his breathing is a little snotty sounding. Like he breaths and you can hear the snot moving.



He slept on dh's chest since he was already sick we didn't try to avoid it as hard. Biggest issue is when yds coughs it's like he can't breath at all. He gasps for air after for a few seconds. This is where I worry, plus his temp is 97.9 but he's coated me in sweat where his head lays on my arm.



His pedi is booked solid due to everyone gettin a dang cold or the flu ect but we already had an appt scheduled for tomorrow at 1 pm. My question is more what do I watch for? His breathing is more clear now that I've showered with him letting the warmth and steam help break things up and it's stopped his cough, but I'm so scared ill fall asleep and he'll stop breathing if he coughs.



I plan to go to his doc appt about this unless his breathing gets worse, but I know alot of babies get rsv easy and I don't know what the signs of that is at all.



:/ can you tell I worry alot? Any advice?
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by on Jan. 7, 2013 at 5:15 PM
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Sparkyfire
by Member on Jan. 7, 2013 at 11:49 PM
No I don't

He's formula fed

And his breathing isn't as bad now after the shower though I still hear the snot moving. Don't have urgent care and the closest er isn't exactly equipped for lil bitty babies. But doc is still gonna see him tomorrow and we've watched his temp like crazy. So far hasn't gotten higher than 98, but if his breathing gets worse or he starts doing the coughing fits again we will go to the er.


Quoting SlapItHigh:

Do you have a nosefrida?

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SlapItHigh
by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Glad the dr will see him tomorrow.  Hope he is feeling better soon.

Quoting Sparkyfire:

No I don't

He's formula fed

And his breathing isn't as bad now after the shower though I still hear the snot moving. Don't have urgent care and the closest er isn't exactly equipped for lil bitty babies. But doc is still gonna see him tomorrow and we've watched his temp like crazy. So far hasn't gotten higher than 98, but if his breathing gets worse or he starts doing the coughing fits again we will go to the er.


Quoting SlapItHigh:

Do you have a nosefrida?


Janet
by Ruby Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:26 PM
If he is actually losing his breath I would take him to the ER.
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Sparkyfire
by Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:36 PM
Well I mentioned it to the doctor that after a coughing fit he'd gasp for breath but not too long, he even did it right there at the office. Doctor said its a common cold and to use a humidifier and watch for fever but since he didnt gasp too long it wasnt a huge concern.

Just wish they could give lil babies something for cough cause its only when he coughs that he does it


Quoting Janet:

If he is actually losing his breath I would take him to the ER.
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wifeynmommie80
by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Yes!! You need a humidifier, could be bronchitis , croup , which can develop into pneumonia so def when you get a chance if it doesn't clear go to a DR asap

Quoting Mrs.Bolin:

watch it closely and his breathing. Keep a cool mist humidifier and make yourself a tent like a croop tent with a sheet and have hime sit under it with the humidifier. Drink lots of liquids even popcycles and jello. If he is having hard time breathing and it sounds like its ratteling then go to the e.r. cause it could be a infection. My daughter had RSV a few years ago and was hospitalized. Very serious


Sparkyfire
by Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 10:17 PM
I took him today, we had an apointment. Doc said its a common cold, we both shared a laugh when he said "now where could he have caught that" since I just had my oldest in for the same thing a week or so before.

But he did reccomend a humidifier, and I have one I just need to go fill the tank on it before I go to sleep, and said watch for fever.


Quoting wifeynmommie80:

Yes!! You need a humidifier, could be bronchitis , croup , which can develop into pneumonia so def when you get a chance if it doesn't clear go to a DR asap

Quoting Mrs.Bolin:

watch it closely and his breathing. Keep a cool mist humidifier and make yourself a tent like a croop tent with a sheet and have hime sit under it with the humidifier. Drink lots of liquids even popcycles and jello. If he is having hard time breathing and it sounds like its ratteling then go to the e.r. cause it could be a infection. My daughter had RSV a few years ago and was hospitalized. Very serious


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Janet
by Ruby Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 7:31 AM

 Poor little guy, I hope he gets better soon! I know as I mom that must be scary.

Quoting Sparkyfire:

Well I mentioned it to the doctor that after a coughing fit he'd gasp for breath but not too long, he even did it right there at the office. Doctor said its a common cold and to use a humidifier and watch for fever but since he didnt gasp too long it wasnt a huge concern.

Just wish they could give lil babies something for cough cause its only when he coughs that he does it


Quoting Janet:

If he is actually losing his breath I would take him to the ER.

 

wifeynmommie80
by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:54 AM

I am so glad you baby is alright!!!

Quoting Sparkyfire:

I took him today, we had an apointment. Doc said its a common cold, we both shared a laugh when he said "now where could he have caught that" since I just had my oldest in for the same thing a week or so before.

But he did reccomend a humidifier, and I have one I just need to go fill the tank on it before I go to sleep, and said watch for fever.


Quoting wifeynmommie80:

Yes!! You need a humidifier, could be bronchitis , croup , which can develop into pneumonia so def when you get a chance if it doesn't clear go to a DR asap

Quoting Mrs.Bolin:

watch it closely and his breathing. Keep a cool mist humidifier and make yourself a tent like a croop tent with a sheet and have hime sit under it with the humidifier. Drink lots of liquids even popcycles and jello. If he is having hard time breathing and it sounds like its ratteling then go to the e.r. cause it could be a infection. My daughter had RSV a few years ago and was hospitalized. Very serious



goddess99
by Michelle on Jan. 9, 2013 at 9:20 AM

Glad it's nothing serious. Hope he feels better soon.

OliviasMommy611
by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 9:44 AM
Hope he feels better
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