You are not logged in.


Unread posts

Dear visitor, welcome to FertilityZone . If this is your first visit here, please read the Help. It explains in detail how this page works. To use all features of this page, you should consider registering. Please use the registration form, to register here or read more information about the registration process. If you are already registered, please login here.

Scarlett

Superstar

  • "Scarlett" started this thread

Posts: 4,906

Reg: Oct 23rd 2007

Location: South Glos

Children: William aged 3

Thanks: 31 / 28

  • Send private message

1

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 2:56pm

Whooping Cough in toddlers *alert*

Hi girls,

I know there's another post floating about to raise awareness of whooping cough, but I read it and moved on thinking William was immunised so it didn't affect me.

Well it turns out that he's had or is in the latter stages of whooping cough and that immunisations don't protect children from variant strains. The cons told me this morning that boys are at twice the risk of girls of any respiratory problem because their airways are half the size until they're much older (7-10 years)

Luckily since he's had a course of steroids and an inhaler (prescribed 3 weeks ago) the day times have been ok and he is mainly cheerful and quite bouncy bless him - but nap times and night time have been getting awful again after a short reprieve, especially since the coughing causes reflux too which is agony for him.

If your LO has got a persistant paroxsymal cough please get it investigated thoroughly and be assertive. Ask to have their chest examined and SATS checked. It took 3 phone calls and a very 'firm' ;) email to the hospital for me to get William seen again this morning, but we have some answers now and know how to proceed. I have honestly been at my wits end at times and I have felt so low and exhausted I can't describe it. ;( I just wish I had realised earlier how serious it was and pushed harder for investigations sooner.

Hugs to you all and I hope your little munchkins stay healthy and well blowkiss

Scarlett.


nn
1st IVF July 2008 BFN
2nd IVF Nov 2008 BFN
3rd DE IVF July 2009 BFP!
4th DE IVFJan 2012 BFN

5th FET April 2012 BFN



3 registered users thanked already.

Users who thanked for this post:

cheenab (25.10.2012), Curlytails (25.10.2012), Flic (25.10.2012)

Kitty

Superstar

    United Kingdom

Posts: 5,041

Reg: Sep 4th 2008

Location: Hertfordshire

Children: One little boy, thanks to IVF

Thanks: 20 / 1

  • Send private message

2

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 3:21pm

Poor William! I do hope he keeps on a good road to recovery now (no reason why he shouldn't!).

Well done on being persistent and thanks for the heads up.

Funny about the size of boys' and girls' airways - wonder why that is, then?!

1 registered user thanked already.

Users who thanked for this post:

Scarlett (25.10.2012)

Moogle

MEMBER

Posts: 1,448

Reg: Sep 12th 2008

Location: Renfrewshire

Children: A little boy and a baby girl watched over by their brother in the stars xxx

Thanks: 187 / 225

  • Send private message

3

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 3:32pm

That's very useful to know, thanks Scarlett. I didn't know about the variant strains. My DH had whooping cough as a child and apparently it sounds truly horrendous! As you must know fine well with poor William. I really hope the wee soul is properly on the mend soon, sending get-well cuddles to him [zx127]

Lxxx


BFP Jan 2008: M/C at 13 weeks
BFP April 2009: Fantastic Finlay born 3/1/2010 xx
BFP May 2011: Beautiful Brodie born asleep 2/1/2012 xx
BFP June 2012: M/C at 5 weeks
BFP Oct 2012: Cuddly Kira born 6/6/2013 xx

My diary: Sunshine, Stars and Rainbows

1 registered user thanked already.

Users who thanked for this post:

Scarlett (25.10.2012)

Scarlett

Superstar

  • "Scarlett" started this thread

Posts: 4,906

Reg: Oct 23rd 2007

Location: South Glos

Children: William aged 3

Thanks: 31 / 28

  • Send private message

4

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 4:01pm

Hey Kitty and Moogs!

Kitty - I know isn't that weird. The cons said that she sees 2:1 ratio of boys until about 7 or 8 years of age when it begins evening out and then by 9 or 10 it's almost all girls. I should have asked why that was, think I was a bit brain dead! Thanks for the nice wishes hon, he is quite bright today because he loves the play room in the hospital and has seen this cons since birth and she always makes a fuss of him!

Moogle - thanks sweetie for the lovely wishes. I have learned today that some children "whoop" and some don't. And some do sometimes and not other times. William's at his worst is a very sucky-in-cheeks and gasp, choke, repeat type cough. It does sound awful - but I would never have thought of whooping cough because I thought the "whoop" sounded a particular way - and now I know that it can be a gasp or choke sound too.

Love to you both :hugs: :xxx3:


nn
1st IVF July 2008 BFN
2nd IVF Nov 2008 BFN
3rd DE IVF July 2009 BFP!
4th DE IVFJan 2012 BFN

5th FET April 2012 BFN



    United Kingdom

Posts: 695

Reg: Dec 22nd 2008

Location: London

Children: Beautiful twin daughters and two grown up stepdaughters

Thanks: 8 / 0

  • Send private message

5

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 4:03pm

So sorry to hear this Scarlett. It's particularly worrying when we tick off the list all the things we think our LOs are protected from and then find that actually they can get them anyway.

I know how scary respiratory issues are in little ones but it sounds like he in on the right track now and I wish him a speedy recovery.
Newly Wed

ICSI December 2008 - chemical pregnancy
ICSI May 2009 - BFN
FET September 2009 - BFP
Beautiful twin girls born 30 April 2010



1 registered user thanked already.

Users who thanked for this post:

Scarlett (25.10.2012)

Posts: 1,193

Reg: May 30th 2010

Thanks: 107 / 11

  • Send private message

6

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 5:31pm

Thanks for your post very useful to know.

xxx Rianon

1 registered user thanked already.

Users who thanked for this post:

Scarlett (26.10.2012)

Dusky7

FORUM MENTOR

    United Kingdom

Posts: 9,110

Reg: Aug 12th 2008

Location: South West

Children: Two beautiful little girls, so so lucky!! :)

What's Up?
:hello:

Thanks: 519 / 188

  • Send private message

7

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 5:45pm

Poor little thing! Hope he gets better very soon hon. Thanks for the post xxxx



1st ICSI - Oct 08 - :BFP:!!! DD born July 2009 : D
1st FET - May 11 - BFN
2nd FET - Sept 11 - BFN
3rd FET - Jan 12 - :BFP: DD2 born October 2012 : D
2nd ICSI - May 18 - BFN
4th FET - Sept - ???

DUSKY'S FET DIARY

1 registered user thanked already.

Users who thanked for this post:

Scarlett (26.10.2012)

biggreeneyes

Moderator

Posts: 9,616

Reg: Mar 24th 2009

Location: Brighton

Children: A little boy :)

What's Up?
...

Thanks: 586 / 31

  • Send private message

8

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 8:16pm

Oh Scarliett, I didn't realise things were still so bad. I though he was on the mend last time we were in touch. How awful for poor William and for poor you :-(

So what treatment can they give for whooping cough?

Wishing him loads loads better and hope he's back go his normal sleeping self very soon :hugs:


goodgreen

April 09-IVF-BFN :sadface:
Oct 09-ICSI - BFP :happy: - Little boy born on 14/07/10
June 12-ICSI - BFN :sadface:
Oct 12 - ICSI - BFP - followed by mm/c (blighted ovum) :sadface:
April 13 - ICSI - BFN :sadface:
Aug 13 - ICSI - BFN :sadface:
Jan 14 - ICSI - BFN :sadface:
Oct 14 - FET - BFN (surprise surprise) :sadface:

Greeny's trying for another little froggie diary!

1 registered user thanked already.

Users who thanked for this post:

Scarlett (26.10.2012)

Scarlett

Superstar

  • "Scarlett" started this thread

Posts: 4,906

Reg: Oct 23rd 2007

Location: South Glos

Children: William aged 3

Thanks: 31 / 28

  • Send private message

9

Friday, October 26th 2012, 11:59am

Thanks girls for your nice words. William is a bit lethargic today but has managed without his inhaler since he got up which is a really good sign!! :thumbsup:

Love to everyone lurve


nn
1st IVF July 2008 BFN
2nd IVF Nov 2008 BFN
3rd DE IVF July 2009 BFP!
4th DE IVFJan 2012 BFN

5th FET April 2012 BFN



Fi'smum

MEMBER

    United Kingdom

Posts: 1,053

Reg: Feb 14th 2009

Location: Scotland

Children: 2 dd 1978 ds 1980 And 1 gorgeous granddaughter 2010 and a handsome grandson 2012

Thanks: 3 / 0

  • Send private message

10

Friday, October 26th 2012, 11:11pm

My ds (aged 31!) had whooping cough in July - diagnosed the day before Fi was due to have elective c/s. Of course he wasn't allowed to visit until after he'd had 5 days of his course of antibiotics. He was isolated at home for those 5 days, with just me keeping him in food and beer. The ward staff put Fi in a single room (nice) and weren't going to let me visit because I was in contact with him. I spoke to the Public Health dr. who had contacted me, and she got the microbiologist in charge of infection control at the hospital to tell them it was ok for anyone to visit as long as they didn't have a cough. It's only infectious when you have the cough, and is fine after 5 days of antibiotics, although the symptoms can last for a long time. Ds was off work for 4 weeks, and still had episodes of coughing for ages. There's apparently a lot of it around just now, particularly among teenagers and young adults, because their immunity has worn off.
It's awful to see babies and toddlers with it - watching them struggling to catch a breath, and it's always worse at night - very scary!

Hope your lo is feeling better Scarlett. xx

1 registered user thanked already.

Users who thanked for this post:

Scarlett (27.10.2012)

    United Kingdom

Posts: 15,284

Reg: Sep 24th 2006

Location: Up to my armpits in ironing

Children: Three gorgeous daughters!

Thanks: 100 / 90

  • Send private message

11

Friday, October 26th 2012, 11:44pm

Poor William :( I hope he's feeling much better soon.

One of my mums friends had it earlier this year, she's in her 50's.

1 registered user thanked already.

Users who thanked for this post:

Scarlett (27.10.2012)




FERTILITYZONE



MEDHURST – PROUD HOSTS OF FERTILITYZONE