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Terrified to sleep... Milk Monster 2 kids; Arizona 9089 posts
Jan 8th '13

My 4 month old DD has RSV. Her breathing is so bad it sounds like all the mucus is drowning her, when she cries she doesn't make a sound anymore, and last night I woke up to her choking on mucus and she stopped breathing while I was suctioning her.



The hospital said all of this was normal. That she'd get better before she got worse, etc. Well today she is even worse and I am now terrified to go to sleep. What if I don't wake up to her cries or choking because she can barely make a sound?



I am taking her to the pediatrician tomorrow ASAP because after an urgent care visit and 3 hospital visits in the span of a week I am still not happy with her care. They said the only thing I can do for her is suction her nose before nursing and before bed.... I just want to make her feel better, I don't want to be afraid to sleep... she sounds so bad..

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
Jan 8th '13

Have you tried elevating her bed slightly? Vicks on the feet then socks. Humidifier in the room. There isnt much they can do for RSV since its viral.

Bad Things Blacksburg, SC, United States 21346 posts
Jan 8th '13
Quoting Milk Monster:" My 4 month old DD has RSV. Her breathing is so bad it sounds like all the mucus is drowning her, when ... [snip!] ... nursing and before bed.... I just want to make her feel better, I don't want to be afraid to sleep... she sounds so bad.."


Did they give her a nebulizer?
Are you using a humidifier/vaporizer for her room?
Vicks baby rub?



I would deff have her propped up tonight, too, to help drain some of that mucus.



Her pedi should be able to treat it better than the hospital can.

loser mom 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, Norway, ,,, Europe 12277 posts
Jan 8th '13
Quoting JessieLeeAnne:" Did they give her a nebulizer? Are you using a humidifier/vaporizer for her room? Vicks baby rub? ... [snip!] ... propped up tonight, too, to help drain some of that mucus. Her pedi should be able to treat it better than the hospital can. "


I think she needs a nebulizer, too.

Milk Monster 2 kids; Arizona 9089 posts
Jan 8th '13
Quoting Glo♥:" Do you have a swing? If you do let her sleep in it it's elevated so it'll help with the mucous so they can breath."


Nope, no swing. But she sleeps in a rock n play ever since she was diagnosed with AR.

Milk Monster 2 kids; Arizona 9089 posts
Jan 8th '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" Have you tried elevating her bed slightly? Vicks on the feet then socks. Humidifier in the room. There isnt much they can do for RSV since its viral. "


She sleeps in a rock and play which is at an angle and we put a blanket under the cover to have her up more. We have a humidifier and I've done vicks with socks. :(

Milk Monster 2 kids; Arizona 9089 posts
Jan 8th '13
Quoting JessieLeeAnne:" Did they give her a nebulizer? Are you using a humidifier/vaporizer for her room? Vicks baby rub? ... [snip!] ... propped up tonight, too, to help drain some of that mucus. Her pedi should be able to treat it better than the hospital can. "



Nope, no nebulizer. They just said suctioning with the bulb suction thing is all I can do for her.



They even said the humidifier wont help. :roll:

Bad Things Blacksburg, SC, United States 21346 posts
Jan 8th '13
Quoting Milk Monster:" Nope, no swing. But she sleeps in a rock n play ever since she was diagnosed with AR. "


If I were you, tonight, I would co sleep. Prop her up with your arm behind her. Your breathing should help her breathe, too, and you can keep a closer eye on her.

Milk Monster 2 kids; Arizona 9089 posts
Jan 8th '13
Quoting JessieLeeAnne:" If I were you, tonight, I would co sleep. Prop her up with your arm behind her. Your breathing should help her breathe, too, and you can keep a closer eye on her. "


I'm off to try that... I'm so tired. I slept maybe 2 hours last night.

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
Jan 8th '13

I would start dosing her with small amounts of sodium ascorbate..."vitamim c " powder. It helped my son get over his suspected whooping cough. It will help regrow the bronchial hairs and keep that mucous flowing instead of pooling in her lungs



Here is some info...just ignore the vaccine part and skip to the info on vitamin c



Dosage is 375mg per kg per 24 hours...I cut it into.fourths and gave throughout the day



Sorry Mama I.know how scary it is watching your baby choke like that :((((

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
Jan 8th '13

woops forgot that link



http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org/2012/09/07/vitamin-c-for-whooping-cough-updated-edition-suzanne-humphries-md/

Milk Monster 2 kids; Arizona 9089 posts
Jan 8th '13
Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:" woops forgot that link http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org/2012/09/07/vitamin-c-for-whooping-cough-updated-edition-suzanne-humphries-md/"



Thank you! It's so scary... :/

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
Jan 8th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Milk Monster:</b>" Thank you! It's so scary... :/ "</blockquote>




Your welcome Mama! That vitamin c works amazing if you give it right...I would take some too to keep yourself healthy/alert as the care taker



I was takeing 10 g myself...take more if your sick too...and make sure its sodium ascorbate...not straight vitamin c ascorbic acid because its harder on their tummies...you should up the dose until her stool is loose then back off a bit to get her needed amount.



Hope things get easier soon!

Milk Monster 2 kids; Arizona 9089 posts
Jan 8th '13
Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Milk Monster:</b>" Thank you! It's so scary... :/ "</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... should up the dose until her stool is loose then back off a bit to get her needed amount. Hope things get easier soon!"


Her poops are watery/seedy because she is EBF. So how would I know when to back off on that??

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
Jan 8th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Milk Monster:</b>" Her poops are watery/seedy because she is EBF. So how would I know when to back off on that??"</blockquote>




She would have more frequent watery poop. I would start with the 375mg/kg every 24 hours ( spread out throughout the day of course) and if no improvement in a few days up it a bit