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January 27th, 2009

Yes, it’s snowing out, but our house-bound state started before a single flake hit the ground.

Cooper woke up a little punky on Sunday and started coughing… again.   The kid had a cough for 10 weeks straight, but the past week he had been completely well, so when the cough started again, I did little more than sigh.   But Sunday night he was up half the night screaming, and I figured a trip to the doctor was in order – only ear infections make him screech like that.   Turns out, though, it’s not his ears.   My sweet little guy has RSV and the resulting bronchiolitis.  

When the pediatrician said “RSV,” the only reference I had was scary – I know that many infants are hospitalized with it, and my heart hit my stomach.   She calmed me, though, admitting that though it is a serious diagnosis, and one we need to watch carefully, Cooper was a old enough to be in less danger.   She sent us home with a nebulizer and told us what to watch for.   So every 4 to 6 hours for the next ten days, round the clock, Cooper has to breath into a tiny little air mask and suck up all the medicated mist he can.

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He may not feel good, but he sure is a looker!

Anyway, I have my hands full with a sick one and a wild-stuck-in-the-house-because-Coop’s-too-sick-to-be-out one…   more to come on that…

5 Comments »

  1. Becky says

    Maddox had the same thing a few weeks ago. I was scared as well! The more Cooper cries, the better because he will get the maximum amount of medication. We found putting him in his highchair worked best and let him play with toys as a distraction. Once he got used to it, he would fall asleep. Good luck and hang in there mama! 🙂

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  2. Christy says

    Hugs to you! My oldest had it when he was about 6 months old, and it’s no fun. Hope Kenny survives the inside time.

    Won’t it be lovely when spring comes?! =)

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  3. Sophie says

    Hey! I’ve been an avid reader of your blog to help with my 11-month old son, Oliver. It’s very helpful and I read it religiously! Just curious how old Cooper is…

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  4. Jennifer says

    My Cooper had it at about the same age. It scared me to death too! The doc gave him a fish mask to use with his nebulizer. He still plays with the mask:-)
    Hope he feels better soon!!

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  5. Stephanie says

    Oh no! Hope you all feel better soon! We’re all gearing up for another stomach virus here…another one is going around…UGH!

    January 28th, 2009 | #

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