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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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PitbullPrincess
by Woof on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Dafuq off cafemom and get to the ER, seriously.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:13 AM
Yes, it is a lot more serious.

Please take your little one in now.

I work in the radiology dept at a hospital and xray babies/kids all the time for this. So, I am not one of those er happy moms.
But this requires to be seen. Tonight.
You never know when a baby will take a turn for the worse. It happens quickly and can get ugly.

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


GoddessBaker
by Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:13 AM

WTF! Go to the ER! DUH!

Fatal_Frost
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:14 AM
Quoting Anonymous:

WHY IN THE WORLD YOU ARE POSTING HERE AND NOT LOOKING FOR A REAL MEDICAL RESOURCE!


Some new mommies lose all their braincells in their breastmilk I guess... and if she's formula feeding, I have no answers...
Anonymous
by Anonymous 8 on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:14 AM
Er
SnapIt
by Ruby Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:15 AM
911
Emergency room

My son did wake up in the middle of the night once with that barking cough
I remembered a neighbor who is in the medical field, telling me about her son who had asthma and when he would get that barking cough, she use to put him to sit in the bathroom while she ran the hot water and steamed up the bathroom and let him breathe in the steam for a few mins
She then would open up the window (if it was winter, If not the freezer.) and let him breathe in the cold air for a few mins.
This would help open up the airways

I did this with my sonthe night he woke up with that barking cough
He fell back to bed and didnt cough the rest of the night
It worked for him
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Leah3333
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:15 AM
Croup. Take him to the doctor. Also steam up your bathroom with as much steam as you can and just sit in it with him,
opinionatedmom
by Platinum Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:16 AM

 and if it is asthma cold air will make it worse. she needs to go to er

Quoting brandybasenberg:

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

 

amyleigh80
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:17 AM
Take that baby to the ER NOW!!!! RSV (respiratory synctonal virus) can be deadly, so can whooping cough, so can pneumonia and many other respiratory ailments. Please God! Why do these mothers keep asking CM what to do with a sick child? Lord have mercy on all things great and good I swear the human race is doomed....
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marinenonstop
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:18 AM
Er. My son had rsv with bronchiolitis and he stopped breathing on me. The most horrible moment in my life was performing cpr on my three month old.
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