By Katie Cockeram Weis, Mom
Hudson’s RSV test came back positive, but because his oxygen levels at that time were normal they sent us home. Nearly 48 hours later Hudson was completely refusing to eat because he couldn’t breathe.
This time, we rushed him to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta where they gave him fluids, suctioned out his airways and gave him oxygen. Because we didn’t hesitate in bringing him to the hospital, he turned around within 12 hours, and we were able to take him home before New Year’s Eve.
I wish I had been more informed about RSV when I became a mom. I wish I had known what to look for and what preventative measures I should be taking to help protect my babies’ little lungs. Luckily, both of our RSV stories have happy endings.
Not every family is so fortunate. Once contracted, there is no treatment for RSV. That’s why prevention is so important.
I encourage you to read these tips, remember my story and share this with the new parents in your life.
How to Avoid RSV