so ds is 20weeks + 4days, he has been a bit sniffly recently, runny nose and cough but is also recovering from a bout of bronchitis.
But tonight he is really rattly! he's asleep in the bouncy chair but his breathing though steady and constant there's this overbearing rattle, now I know babies airways are small so a small amount of mucous can cause this but I'm not sure how worried I should be...am I being a bit too pfb? is there anything I can do to help him?? should I be on the phone to gp out of hours right now? I don't know..I must sound like a loon!!
phoned gp had a phone consultation (never had one of them before) she said it's probably the cough hanging about, plus his cold, vapour rub him up, leave the calpol if no temp and clear his nose....7 years of fricking medical school for that!! the mind boggles.
I think I'll just sit here staring at him all night, not good when you have a 9-5:30 shift to work and need to be up at 6:30 to sort everything out and take him to his gm house. ohh well the joys of motherhood lol.
to be honest the rattling has reduced but I did lift his chin so o think it's opened up his airways
My DD has been admitted to hospital with breathing difficulties. The thing we have always been told to look for is the drawing in of the skin between the throat and the chest, or the skin above the cloak bones. In essence, if the effort of breathing is drawing the skin around the chest inwards, then they are working too hard to maintain their oxygen.
This is often worse when laying flat. So prop up, use vics, olbas oil etc. but if he is working too hard to breath, take him to A&E without delay.
morning all, I didn't keep him the bouncy chair all night, we co slept in the end he seemed better and more relaxed cuddled up to me. his breathing got better after a bit of a coughing for so he must have cleared a lot of the mucous, thanks for the help ladies.
he didn't wake too much either so that'd a bonus we had midnight, 3am 4am 5:30am and he's up now full of beans .