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Frequent pneumonia in a baby

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  • Posted By: antonette1279
  • February 8, 2008
  • 01:04 AM

My daughter is now 18 months old. She has had RSV four times, and pneumonia five times!!! She has been hospitalized five times. There has got to be a reason that she keeps getting sick. Has anyone ever heard of anything that can cause this? She never gets a simple cold it is ALWAYS pneumonia! No one smokes so I don't know what it could be please help!!!

Antonette

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  • Was she a premie? Is she in daycare?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • February 8, 2008
    • 11:31 AM
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  • She is not in daycare and she was born a month early but normal weight and she got to go home with me on time.
    antonette1279 4 Replies
    • February 8, 2008
    • 02:40 PM
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  • Is anyone smoking around her? Look into her environment first...mold in the house? Do you have a carbon monoxide detector?
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • February 8, 2008
    • 07:08 PM
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  • No one smokes around her, no mold and yes detecters.
    antonette1279 4 Replies
    • February 8, 2008
    • 09:09 PM
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  • I don't have any answers other than to encourage you to press your doctors to run elaborate blood work to determine her illness.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • February 9, 2008
    • 00:42 AM
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  • Thank you. I have pushed and pushed the doctors. We don't know exactly what is causing her to be sick... We have tried everything. Thanks again
    antonette1279 4 Replies
    • February 9, 2008
    • 01:18 AM
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  • She is only 18 months old. She doesn't use a cell phone and no one else in our house is sick. We have 3 other kids. I just don't understand why she is so sick and no one can help us. The doctor's say oh she will get better and she does then she is sick again. Then they say oh it is a virus I just can't take much more of this. I don't know what else to do
    antonette1279 4 Replies
    • February 9, 2008
    • 03:03 AM
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