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amother




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Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 4:28 pm
Were working with doctors trying to figure this out, has anyone ever had this?
Baby with ongoing croup for several weeks has not responded and already did 3rd round of steroids.
Chest xray was clear, doing a neck xray now.
Any ideas?
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amother




Turquoise
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 4:39 pm
This is how my baby with whooping cough was misdiagnosed for weeks. INSIST on getting checked for whooping cough
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amother




Cyan
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 4:40 pm
Same as tourquoise.
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amother




Turquoise
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 5:16 pm
amother [ Cyan ] wrote:
Same as tourquoise.
wish I could talk to you cyan - it was extremely traumatic
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gold21




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 5:25 pm
Croup does not typically go on for several weeks. Ask your doctor for other possible diagnoses.
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anonymrs




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 5:49 pm
Whooping cough was my first thought too. Otherwise, any mold/water damage in the home?
What is baby being treated with? Any new foods?
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amother




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Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 8:10 pm
Dont think its whooping cough, baby has been home with me. Also its not constant, several times during the day and attacks at night.
Shes has also been getting secondary infections such as eye infection and just now ear infection. She has been treated 3 times with steroids and twice with antibiotics in the past few weeks.
Its making me so anxious and cant hear my poor baby struggle and be in pain.
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amother




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Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 8:14 pm
gold21 wrote:
Croup does not typically go on for several weeks. Ask your doctor for other possible diagnoses.


Like I said were working on it, been to the dr many times. Have an appt with a cardiologist to rule out vascular ring, also scheduled with a pulmonologist but diagnosis doesnt happen overnight which is why im asking
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tweety1




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 8:30 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Dont think its whooping cough, baby has been home with me. Also its not constant, several times during the day and attacks at night.
Shes has also been getting secondary infections such as eye infection and just now ear infection. She has been treated 3 times with steroids and twice with antibiotics in the past few weeks.
Its making me so anxious and cant hear my poor baby struggle and be in pain.

Whopping cough comes exactly the way you described. Not constant. I remember a few yrs ago when it was going around in Brooklyn. Ds had it bh a mild case. But those attacks were as scary as can be.
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amother




Turquoise
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 8:40 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Dont think its whooping cough, baby has been home with me. Also its not constant, several times during the day and attacks at night.
Shes has also been getting secondary infections such as eye infection and just now ear infection. She has been treated 3 times with steroids and twice with antibiotics in the past few weeks.
Its making me so anxious and cant hear my poor baby struggle and be in pain.

Whooping cough is airborne. We also got it after being home for a long time.

If in between attacks child is okay, it is for sure whooping cough. Get them azithromycin as soon as they're tested. And keep them away from other people especially babies as It's highly contagious.
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amother




Turquoise
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 8:40 pm
Whoopingcough.net has videos and audio of whooping cough
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amother




Cerise
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 8:40 pm
X-ray will not pick up something plastic. We had a baby in our office who had croup that wouldn't go away, and they ended up doing a bronchoscopy under anesthesia, and found and removed a plastic star that the child had swallowed and had lodged itself in his airway.
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gold21




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 8:46 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Dont think its whooping cough, baby has been home with me. Also its not constant, several times during the day and attacks at night.
Shes has also been getting secondary infections such as eye infection and just now ear infection. She has been treated 3 times with steroids and twice with antibiotics in the past few weeks.
Its making me so anxious and cant hear my poor baby struggle and be in pain.


These are coughing attacks? Stridor attacks?

Were you given a nebulizer?
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amother




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Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 8:54 pm
yes were doing nebulizer with saline and albuteral round the clock.
Maybe whooping cough then?
Im trying to reach the Dr now, why didnt they suggest it?
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amother




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Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 8:55 pm
gold21 wrote:
These are coughing attacks? Stridor attacks?

Were you given a nebulizer?


Croup cough attacks
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amother




Apricot
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 8:57 pm
It might be asthma. Just throwing it out there.
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amother




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Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 9:10 pm
Thanks for all the ideas, just called the dr now and she didnt really think whooping cough but said it did cross her mind at one point and felt bad we didnt test on todays visit. Heading back tomorrow to check for that.
Hopefully its that, way more simple then her other suggestions.
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gold21




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 9:18 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Croup cough attacks


But without the stridor part of it (which would indicate inflammation in the throat in line with croup)? Just those awful very intense coughing attacks? It could be many things then- whooping cough, rsv, athsma..... Just some ideas....

IY"H will be resolved quickly and easily

Refuah Sheleimah!
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amother




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Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 9:32 pm
gold21 wrote:
But without the stridor part of it (which would indicate inflammation in the throat in line with croup)? Just those awful very intense coughing attacks? It could be many things then- whooping cough, rsv, athsma..... Just some ideas....

IY"H will be resolved quickly and easily

Refuah Sheleimah!


No strider,
Amein!
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amother




Khaki
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 9:34 pm
Does he cough a lot after feeding? Can he be aspirating?
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