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Needed to call 999 for Sophie but better today thank god!

kristagkristag
posted 9 years 11 months ago
Had a terrifying night last night. Sophie has had the real snuffles. We even took her to the doctor yesterday morning and he gave her the all clear saying it was just that - snuffles - and common in babies.

Around 7pm Mike noticed she was 'bubbling' a bit from her mouth and went to reach a tissue on the table when he heard her make the most horrendous sick noise (I was in the kitchen). He shouted for me as she'd been violently sick and was choking, turning almost instantly purple. By the time I got in the lounge he had cleared the sick from her mouth and was holding her up and patting her back. She was rasping from trying to breathe but was managing to get some breaths.

We dialled 999 as we were both terrified. The ambulance arrived within about 10 minutes but it was the longest 10 minutes of our lives. They decided to take her to hospital A&E.

She had calmed down when we got there and was checked over by a paediatrician. She apparently has a mild form or the start of bronchiolitis. She was discharged and we have to keep an eye on her - we were given a leaflet on this condition. Hopefully we're over the worst but we had a disturbed night as you can imaging checking on her every breath.

Has anyone else had this with their babies? It seems to be a build up of mucus in the lungs that causes these problems.

It was the most scary night of our lives so far Crying


candgsmumcandgsmum
posted 9 years 11 months ago
OMg hun Hug

I'm not surprised you didn't sleep last night i think we'd all have been the same.

Glad you know what it is now though, that must be a relief.

Both mine were snuffly when they were first born because they were fluidy apparently. I was told to lay them on their sides to help up the fluid from their lungs and it seemed to help. I rolled up covers into sausages to support them so they didn't fall forward or back. It still didn't help me sleep though LOL, i couldn't take my eyes off them for weeks, until they seemed to get over the snufflyness!

hapydazyhapydazy Moderator
posted 9 years 11 months ago
Awww babe, I can imagine what you guys were feeling!!! Hug I'm so glad she's ok after that. Aaralyn has been through as a baby as well.... they did check her oxygen levels and all was good right? I would have them keep a close eye on her for pneumonia hun just in case, especially at her age. I'm sure she'll be fine but don't let them brush you off if you think she's not getting better or even getting worse...

Big hugs to all of you and some special kisses from us for Sophie Hug Kiss

soupsoup
posted 9 years 11 months ago
charlie has got a cough too it breaks my heart when his coughing - poor liyttle thing

AlexAlex Moderator
posted 9 years 11 months ago
Poor Sohpie and poor you and Mike Hug

I know how you were feeling. Although Joseph was 5mths when it first happened and had 2 nights stay in the hospital. in the 18mths that followed we had another 3nights in hospital and several midnight trips to the on call doctor. Joseph alao ssffered badly with croup aswell as the Bronchitis. When he was born he was very snuffly and the MW told me it was excess mucus and it would clear.


He still gets the bronchitis alot and the hospital recently did a broncoscopy and he has a narrowing of the airway and we are waiting on more tests.

Hope Sophie feels better soon.x

tigger197613tigger197613
posted 9 years 11 months ago
oh bless... hopefully youll all have a bit better night tonight Hug

mum2popsnjakmum2popsnjak
posted 9 years 11 months ago
Awww hun, that must have been terrifying for you! Sad
Lolly was also a snuffly baby when she was first born, although i think a lot of it was because she was born by c-section so she didn't clear her lungs like a vaginal birth baby would do. It never developed into anything too bad though, but i did used to sit up watching her sleep for what seemed like night after night at the time as i was so worried. she used to make the most awful noise when breathing if she was lying flat in her crib. Thankfully, eventually it seemed to get better. I hope Sophie is a bit better today, and you have both managed to get ome rest? Just make sure, as tammy says, you don't get palmed off by the doctors hun, if you still aren't happy take her straight back! Big hugs from us all hun Hug Xx

jo-jojo-jo
posted 9 years 11 months ago
Hug Hope little Sophie is feeling better hun.xx

kristagkristag
posted 9 years 11 months ago
Hi everyone

Yes they did check Sophie's oxygen level Tammy. It was all fine and her lungs were clear which surprised me. I thought they would hear bubbling.

She was very mucusy when born despite vaginal birth but maybe due to needing some resuscitation because of pethidine i was given into vein 20 minutes before she was born it didn't clear properly. The next day she was very sick, almost choked, whilst we were in the post natal ward and brought up a lot of mucus which I was told was quite normal.

We have her sleeping with her moses basket mattress propped up on a towel now so her head is higher than her feet and she had a good night last night but is still snuffly.

Here's hoping she's over the worst of it but it really is quite frightening Shocked

ellee1984ellee1984
posted 9 years 11 months ago
hey hun i saw your facebook status i hope everything is okay now and that little sophie is back on the mend and doesnt give you anymore scares. i was lucky i guess i never had any problems with izzy i went into labour 5days before my due date and had a 36hour labour so izzy was born at 39+3 (i think thats right) but she had the white stuff on her thats normally find on really early babies

hapydazyhapydazy Moderator
posted 9 years 11 months ago

kristag said:
Hi everyone

Yes they did check Sophie's oxygen level Tammy. It was all fine and her lungs were clear which surprised me. I thought they would hear bubbling.

She was very mucusy when born despite vaginal birth but maybe due to needing some resuscitation because of pethidine i was given into vein 20 minutes before she was born it didn't clear properly. The next day she was very sick, almost choked, whilst we were in the post natal ward and brought up a lot of mucus which I was told was quite normal.

We have her sleeping with her moses basket mattress propped up on a towel now so her head is higher than her feet and she had a good night last night but is still snuffly.

Here's hoping she's over the worst of it but it really is quite frightening Shocked


Sounds like they know what the source of it is and no fears for pneumonia!! I hope Sophie keeps clearing up, poor little girl.... it is scary for you too I know, relax now and give her some extra cuddles from us too Hug Hug Hug

LucyLucy
posted 9 years 11 months ago
Hug Hug Hug Hug Hug Hug Hug Hug Hug Hug

KatmummyKatmummy
posted 9 years 11 months ago
Oh my - I bet you were terrified !!!! I have had probs with my little boy and know how scary it can be! Big hugs to you xx

KayleighKayleigh
posted 9 years 11 months ago
omg how scary, How is Sophie today, hope she is well Hug

MummyBMummyB
posted 9 years 11 months ago
omg, sorry i missed this post. i do hope sophie is ok today. that must have been unbelievable for you. Hug Love

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