Baby has RSV
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|Tue, 12-29-2009 - 1:07pm|
My son is 7 months old and 1 week old. He was diagnosed with RSV yesterday. The pedi gave me a nebulizer for him. He is to inhale albuterol 3 times a day. He will go back to the doctor again tomorrow morning.
He has a stuffy runny nose, a bad cough and wheezing- heavy breathing. He is very miserable- lots of whining and crying which is completely unlike him. He is having difficulty sleeping and eating due to his difficulty breathing.
He first got sick on Friday, Dec 25th. He had a fever, vomiting and diarrhea on Friday & Saturday. Sunday that was all gone but he then had the cough, stuffy runny nose and wheezing. On Sunday he only had three wet diapers and one poop. Monday diaper output was fine. Today (Tuesday) he woke up with a wet diaper and has only had one wet diaper so far today (it is currently 1pm).
I keep putting him to my breast but it is minimally successful. I tried giving him a bottle of expressed milk and after a half hour drank 2 oz. I tried to give him BM by syringe but he freaked out. I also tried giving him frozen breast milk pops but he really isn't interested. When he is well, he eats every 2-3 hours and he sleeps through the night (9 hour stretch). He is a big boy 20lbs 3.5oz; if he hasn't lost any weight over the last few days. He mostly just breast feeds. Solid food intake is only about 2 tablespoons a day and he hasn't had any in almost a week now (due to his illness).
-Any suggestions to get him to eat more?
-How often should I pump so that my supply does not diminish?
Thank you for all your help.