just want to find out other mum's experiences with their bubs having Bronchiolitis. My 6mth old was diagnosed last thursday and we spent friday night to Monday arvo in hospital because of it. He responded to ventolin so we didn't have to have oxygen, he had all types of tests while we were in there as he kept going febrile (temp over 38.5)quite often, one temp hit 39.4! We are home with me giving him ventolin as our "ventolin weaning plan" states, he should be off the ventolin by the weekend, we hope. We had a check up today with our normal GP who diagnosed us and though he has improved he is still wheezing and has a nasty cough.
My main questions for other parents who have had children with Bronchiolitis is did they become asthmatic later on? if so how bad? How long did it take for them to fully recover? any other information would be so very appreciated!! Thanks in advance!
My youngest DD had it at 9 weeks and spent 3 days in hospital with oxygen treatment and baby panadol, also needed a feeding tube for 24 hours. They tested her nasal mucous and was diagnosed with bronchiolitis RSV.
She got it again at around 8 months but a much milder case and no treatment (other than panadol, vicks on the chest).
She's now 3 and healthy as a horse. I didnt realise a temp of 38 - 39.4 was considered at risk of a febrile seizure - I thought that happened when their temp shot up rapidly and was over 40.
A fever as you described would be fairly par for the course when having bronchiolitis and unfortunately the cough can hang around for a couple of weeks... sometimes longer. The coughing is the worst, hope your little one is better soon.