Wednesday, 27 April 2016

RSV- Respiratory Syncytial Virus

We just saw the pediatrician this morning and it looks like Gideon had RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) when he was hospitalized in March.  I think this is the second time he has had this virus.  It imitates the common cold but can develop into more severe lung infections in little ones with lower immune systems or chronic lung conditions.  This would most likely be the cause of his pneumonia - not aspiration.  We did see a respirologist last week who thinks Gideon has asthma and it was his opinion that these hospitalizations were not pneumonia's but asthma exasperation.  He has put Gideon on a new steroid puffer and upped his dosages.  We will see where this leads.  I don't think he had any of Gideon's medical records from the hospital he is usually admitted to; Those might help... My pediatrician rolled her eyes a little when I told her... LOL.  Gideon is still coughing and a little fussy today.  His feeds seem a little down. We had some lab work drawn just to check things out.

With a quick google search, it looks like symptoms can last up to 3 weeks.  At least with the new inhalers, his coughing shouldn't be so bad.

At least it feels like spring is here -Alex even picked me some flowers.

Soon we will be cutting the lawn and complaining about the heat. Can't wait!

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