Friday, April 20, 2012

RSV

Unfortunately Miles picked up some kind of bug when we were in Idaho. It started the day after we got back. First he just had 'cold' symptoms, but then he started coughing too. He was scheduled for his 2 month well-check Wednesday, at which point the doctor diagnosed him with Bronchiolitis caused by RSV. This means his small airways are inflamed, making it difficult to breath and eat. We had a follow up yesterday, where they gave him a breathing treatment. He was not a fan, and unfortunately it didn't help at all anyways.

He had another checkup this afternoon. This morning his coughing got so bad that I took him to the hospital to get deep suctioning treatment by the respiratory therapist. I can take him there any time within the next week to get sucked dry. Unfortunately most of the mucus is down in his lungs, so suctioning doesn't do much to help. It's so sad to see your baby suffering, especially when nothing can really be done to treat it. All we can do is try to keep his airways open, and keep an eye on his oxygen, and wet diaper count.


3 comments:

Bea said...

Hè wat akelig! Sterkte en ik hoop dat hij gauw weer opknapt!

Nancy Sabina said...

We're praying! Poor little guy. I do hate seeing any baby sick. It just seems like if they're too little to understand what's happening, it's unfair that they have to deal with it!

Inge's Blog said...

Zo zielig voor zo'n klein mannetje! Heel veel sterkte!

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