Wednesday, January 30, 2008

RSV

About 2 weeks ago I went to SLC to watch Matt and Sony's kids (my brother and his wife) while took a little work-related trip to Vegas. While I was there Emmy started getting really sick, tons of mucus and coughing, puking up mucus, runny runny nose, I mean it was bad. It was just a bad cold. Well, last week I got a call from Sony and she let me know her kids were now sick (of course) and Grey had RSV. Since he probably got sick from Emmy, I started getting worried and set up a doctor's appointment. The doctor told me she could have RSV, but we wouldn't know unless we test her for it. She had all the symptoms (ear infection preceding the cold, lots of coughing and mucus, etc) but unless it got worse (meaning unless she started having problems breathing) we didn't really need to test her. So she probably had RSV but we're lucky it didn't get any worse. It was pretty bad, though, she was sick for about 2 weeks, poor girl! And my doctor told me that RSV is basically a bad cold and lots of kids and adults get it (something I didn't know), but it can progress into pneumonia - that's why it's so bad with infants and their young lungs. So anyways, we've had a rough couple of weeks, preceeded by another rough week or two with the ear infection. Now Emmy is teething (her K-9's, her last 4 teeth!), so I'm not sure if it will get that much better in the next week, but we're hanging in there!

6 comments:

Anne-Marie said...

Ooooh! RSV just sounds scarey even though it is just a really bad cold. Gabriel was a winter baby and got it when he was a few months old and luckily didn't need hospitalization.

Poor little Binga. Get better.

i'm kelly said...

yikes! rsv can be scary. i hope she gets better soon!

Lesley said...

Poor little Binga! It is the worst when littles get sick! It is probably worse for the mama than the baby because of all the worrying. I hope she is feeling better soon!

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The Patterson Posse said...

Sounds like Izzy. Cutting 4 eye teeth and has a horrible cough and runny runny runny nose. Really, where does all the snot come from. Anyway, she was coughing so hard tonight she threw up everywhere. We took her in on Saturday, and I think I'm going back tomorrow. Good luck with Binga!

M&M Kanet said...

Oh gosh, a sick baby is THE WORST! I'm so sorry. Hopefully things get better fast!