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Baby gasping for air help? *update*

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My baby has had a barking cough all day. He's sleeping now and he will cough then gasp for air. It's like a wraspy gasp if that makes sense. He does it then he's fine for a while but then he will do it again.

Update: last night I took him outside for 5 minutes and it didn't seem to help. I steamed up the bathroom and it didn't seem to help. I have him some water again it didn't help. I went and cleaned out my car so we could go. I came back and his breathing was clear again. So I decided to put him back to sleep. He slept until 9am when his breathing got bad again. I took him to the doctor this afternoon and he listened to his chest and he said it was clear. He suggested I use a humidifier (bought one) and some tylonal. I wasn't to happy that he didn't even take his temperature nor blinked an eye when I said he couldn't breath last night but I figured if his chest was clear it wasn't serious. I went out and bought a humidifier, Vicks vapour rub and some tylonal. Hopefully my baby boy will better soon.
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:02 AM
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deepthinker
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:08 AM

Why do people come online if they feel their child is in a dangerous situation?

Wouldn't common sense tell you to take the child to the ER... I swear people should have to take an IQ test before they have kids.

hopeym23
by J3 on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:08 AM

I already posted but seriously wondering if you are going to take this child in to the doctor or not?

cadditalbrat
by Gold Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:09 AM
sounds like RSV my son was in the ICU for a week because of it. The dr's said it's been hitting kids hard this year. Take him to the ER
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:09 AM
get off the internet. Go to er. wtf.
botticelli
by Gold Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:09 AM
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barking cough = Croup    Get off the fucking computer and take your baby to the ER NOW!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:09 AM

That's whopping cough, aka croup.

You need to take little one in.
Breathing treatments are your friend right now!
KlingyMomma
by Bronze Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:09 AM
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Trust Mommy intuition. If you think he needs to go to the ER, take him. If not, I recommended turning your shower on hot full blast and sitting in the steaming bathroom for 15 mins or so. I did that with my son every couple hours one night a few weeks ago. Helped greatly. Also Vicksburg vapor rub =) hope he feels better soon!!
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opinionatedmom
by Platinum Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:09 AM

 its always more serious in babies. I am asthmatic and I cough when having a attack. you going to wait for him to die to get medical help. get him checked as in yesterday. you never mess with a baby that doesn't breath wether it is rsv, asthma, whooping cough or anything else.

Quoting Anonymous:

He only does it for a second every hour. When I have a cough the same thing happens I'm just not sure if because he is a baby if its more serious.


Quoting opinionatedmom:

 911 mom sounds like asthma or rsv. what the hell are you doing on the computer if he is doing this


 

brandybasenberg
by Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:10 AM
Its croup. Take him outside in the cool air is what the doctor told me when my son had it. It scared the crap out of me
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celestegood
by Ruby Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:10 AM

 It's probably croup.  Try the shower, run the shower at full hot water for a few minutes, and sit in the bathroom with your baby.

That will help.

And if it doesn't, you can visit your doctor/er/urgent care.

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