RSV.. we have it!

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Re : RSV.. we have it!

Postby amyk » Thu Feb 05, 2004 06:37 am

This is reason enough to hope for a big, fat,summer baby.
Tristan got his 1st synagis shot in the NICU. His two subsequent ones (Nov and Dec) didn't cost us anything since we had loooong met our deductible. I took him in for his January shot, and I had to pay $1400 before I could get out of there. Next month's will cost about $400. (and yes, this is WITH insurance) If I elect to take him in for his March and April shots, they will cost me $2000 and $1400, respectively, since our insurance will have changed. I know you can't put a price on your kids' health, but I'm contemplating just never leaving the house in March and April instead of getting the shots. They are just so unbelievably expensive.


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Re : RSV.. we have it!

Postby momathelete » Wed Feb 04, 2004 05:43 pm

You poor thing!!! I just Hate how hard it is to get that shot. I seemed to have skipped it this year, although, I did give Ella a few precautionary treatments with the kids' nebulizer. Hang in there, the season is halfway over!!!

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Re : RSV.. we have it!

Postby michelle » Wed Feb 04, 2004 02:10 pm

I just logged on for the first time in a while. Travler has been sicke with RSV for over 2 weeks now. We spent 4 days in the hospital and then it looked like he was on the mend. We took him in yesterday and he is now on breathing treatments. He feels rotten and I am miserable. I sat propped up on the sofa last night and held him vertical so he could breath.

Here is the thing that makes me mad. We asked his doctor about the Syneges (sp?) vaccine to prevent RSV. He thought it was a good idea since Travler came early and was small. We had to go through all this paper work with our insurance company and by the time we got the vaccine approved Travler was sick with the virus.

It is a shame that the paper pushers that hold you up do not know how hard I had to work to get this precious baby here.

Michelle (in Texas)


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Re : RSV.. we have it!

Postby sherry fisher » Sat Jan 31, 2004 05:46 am

Catherine! I must have missed that Chloe had RSV. How is she now? I have to tell ya, I take RSV much more seriously than I used to. Last year in Feb, Will got it. We took him to he ER at Childrens Hospital because of his breathing. He tested positive for RSV and Influenza A. BOTH! They admitted him right away. Needless to say, he got much worse during our 2 WEEK hospital stay! He had to be intubated because his oxygen in his blood was too low on Valentines Day! Worst day of my life! They put him in ICU for 2 days. While there, he developed Rota virus, an ear infection AND Viral Pnemonia!!!!!! He was 5 months and about 16lbs. Horrible experience!! I hope that she is better!!!!!!! It is sooooo stressful!

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Re : RSV.. we have it!

Postby leighann » Wed Jan 21, 2004 07:12 am

I hope she is 100% very, very soon!

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Re : RSV.. we have it!

Postby rach » Tue Jan 20, 2004 02:55 pm

I hope she has a speedy recovery!
Take care!!

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Re : RSV.. we have it!

Postby catherine » Sat Jan 17, 2004 03:43 pm

Chloe would thank you all for your kind wishes, for now she is just a sad little rednosed blob, just a little chunk of misery. I feel so bad for her. This is the first time I've ever had a sick baby to deal with. Finn has only had the one ear infection and a hideous rotavirus experience at around 14 months and Lucy has only ever had a couple of fevers and throw-up episodes, only in the last 6 months or so. As a result, I'm a complete novice. I guess you never stop learning

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Re : RSV.. we have it!

Postby julie f » Sat Jan 17, 2004 01:27 pm


So sorry to hear this, I hope Chloe is feeling better very soon!

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Re : RSV.. we have it!

Postby paljane8 » Sat Jan 17, 2004 09:52 am

Oh man! I am so sorry, Catherine! Poor little Chloe.

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Re : RSV.. we have it!

Postby momathelete » Fri Jan 16, 2004 09:28 pm

Awww, I am so sorry that she has it. I hated it when my son got it. So stressful. Good luck with the healing process!!

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