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Fighting respiratory issues with my 2 month old

Posted by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 5:56 PM
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At 10 days old my son was diagnosed with pneaumonia. he was hospitalized for a week then at 1 month he was diagnosed with pneamonia AGAIN!and once again he was admitted to the hospital for five days.its been such a emotional and physical rollercoaster.especially with the "baby blues"..anyways for about 3 days hes been having really bad coughs and his stomach is retracting. took him to the doctors and, now he has a case of RSV!

i just dont know what to do anymore..the stress of everything is getting to me and, putting such a strain in my life. i just want a healthy baby boy.. has anyone else had this problem?could he possibly have asthma with all these respiratory issues?it seems like one little cold ends up being a serious issue..

wahh.i give up.i need support from other moms who understand..

.surrender

by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 5:56 PM
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4Seasons-89
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 7:26 PM
I'm so sorry to hear you are going threw this. When I was a baby I had rsv and became an asthmatic. My son never had rsv but he is also an asthmatic.. I knew almost within a week. He's 6 months now. He also has sensitive skin so I have to use 2 different creams on him daily, special soap and special lotion on him. My daughter is special needs and her immune system has always been shot. She has had pneumonia twice in her 3 yrs of life and every time she gets a cough we go get it checked for pneumonia just in case. She's allergic to all but 1 brand of wipes, has mild asthma, frequent ear infections and other medical issues. It is hard for sure when they are sick so much as babies but as time goes on it will get a little easier. Getting answers for the doctor will make things easier on you. Things will also become easier because you'll be able to spot things much sooner and as your knowledge pass grown on what's going on you'll feel more comfortable. Have they given you a respirator for at home? If you don't know what that is its a machine that pumps air to a mask that hold medicine. My kids have one for when their breathing is off.
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twade26
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 2:28 PM

He probably has asthma and you need to take him to see a pulmonologist that specializes in respiratory issues. They will be able to help you temendously. Please don't wait because if it is astma it is just going to get worse.

amonkeymom
by Gold Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 4:48 PM

hugs  Your poor little guy.  Is he seeing any sort of specialist for his respiratory issues?  If not, you might want to talk to his pediatrician about getting a referral for him to see someone who specializes in pediatric respiratory cases.

In the meantime, I hope he's feeling better soon and that you're able to get some rest. 

Nicki1995
by Silver Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 5:36 PM
Oh wow. I hope he gets better soon! I suspect my daughter has pneumonia, but they wont diagnose until she is 2.
MommyMowgli
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 9:43 PM
Thank you all!that really helps . Were in the hospital again and it turns out it wasnt rsv. He has a case on bronchiolitis. . Which isnt good either! But hopefully it will go away soon. His pediatrician specializes in respiratory issues so, thats a plus.
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