All I just need is advice, please. I am up, cannot sleep, and have not slept for two days. My daughter, who is only six months, tested positive for corona. I have taken her hospital, and I was returned back. She is coughing terribly, cannot eat, and scream in tears when she wakes up. Please, I’m telling me what to do. I have had so many miscarriages, and this baby was my hope and joy. I don’t think I can survive if anything happens to her. All I’m desperate for is advice. What can o give her, I’m losing my mind watching her go through what she’s going through, and I have heartaches listening to my husband blaming me, please some advice, even if you may post this on our timeline to hear what other mothers had gone through. Please, I am begging for any advice. I stay awake all night holding them just so she’s sleep coz once I put her down, she don’t sleep. Please post this as anonymous
Please go to covid support groups on fb. I would add you if you posted yourself.
Maybe taking her to a different hospital for a second opinion.
Vicks vapour rub in hot water in room helps wiv breathing and coughing but go on their website for more support xx
I’m so very sorry this is happening. If you can, try laying her on her belly as much as she can handle it. Fluid can build in the lungs, so if she’s on her belly, it’ll help reduce that risk.
Take her back to hospital
Good luck, momma. I know it’s so scary when your little one is sick and you’re unsure. Praying for you.
My baby stayed so sick with coughs before she got tubes in her ears. I SWEAR by a warm air humidifier with liquid vapor ( Vick’s) in it. It’s the only way she would sleep. Do you breast feed? If not, you could ask local moms to spare some breast milk to help boost her immune system. Praying for you and your baby.
Do you have a cool mist humidifier? That helps make it better to sleep at night. I know for adults they say it’s better to sleep on your side or stomach when you have Covid. Can you both sleep in some sort of chair so you can keep her propped up and the both of you get a little rest. Maybe call her pediatrician or local health department and see if they have any more recommendations. You can look into the zarbees brand since it’s more natural and see if their cough medicine would be okay. I had to use that for my son when he was younger because he has asthma. I’ll say a prayer for your family.
Some things I have heard (but fortunately not have had to try so far)…do not let her sleep on her back so it doesn’t crush her lungs. Do not give any cold drinks only warm. Put vicks vaporub on her feet and chest (the baby kind of course). Also some kind of quiet noise like lullabies in the background could help her soothe better. i have also heard that melatonin helps a lot but consult your doctor first since your daughter is so young. Sometimes they are allowed to give very small doses.
Call children’s hospital or the pediatrician
They should not be turning her away with a 6 month old with these symptoms. Call the on call pediatrician now and do not let up until she is admitted to the hospital.
If she’s not eating take her to a different hospital
Tylenol for infants should help her if she has a fever or body aches, I would think using the oilogic for cough during her bath will help with her coughing, and having a vaporizer going on. Prayers she gets well soon
What does the pediatrician say? Try a different hospital. It could be rsv.
Get a second opinion! Prayers for you and your daughter!
My one and a half year old daughter just tested positive for it as well plus on top of that pink eye and she does the same thing but all you can do is hold cuddle and love them for 10-14 days but if it gets worse or doesn’t clear up go back and I give my daughter mucusnix or how ever you spell it and keep her on her belly so she can breathe better
Prayers prayers prayers
Call your local pediatric hospital
Take her back to hospital or somewhere else for a second opinion. Demand something to be done and call her pediatrician if she has one.