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post #1 of 14
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My daughter is almost 9 months old and for the past couple of weeks she has had the rsv virus. It was rough for awhile, had to bring her to hospital for breathing treatments and a temp of 103. She had an ear infection and I started her on antibiotics. I didnt want to but I asked dr if it were necessary and he said it couldnt easily turn to pneumonia. My other two children quickly went down to and I got sick. I now have a sinus infection with high fever. I have a series of questions.( She is exclusively breast feed, no vaxs)

1.can I give her hib or meningittis if that the bacteria causing my infection

2. should I give her vaxs now that her gut flora is compromised?

3. If so how can I repair her flora, recommendations of probiotics

4. How long till she has a normal immune system again?

5. Should I be wearing a mask around her cause I have.... stil have a 101 fever.

 

thanks ladies

post #2 of 14
If she has rsv she is at increased risk for pneumonia, however I would think the vaccines would take a week or two to work and therefore wouldn't really help much at this point. The rsv may put her at FUTURE increased risk of pneumonia, in which case you may want to consider vaccinating. Something to discuss with her doctor.

Personally I wouldn't worry about gut health specifically since vaccines aren't processed through the gut, but I would not vaccinate a child wih an illness as serious as rsv until they recovered. I would go by my own judgement of their health rather than a certain window of time.

Definitely dose up on probiotics, don't be afraid to double or triple the recommended dose on the bottle it won't hurt. Worst case you're wasting it. I buy a probiotic specifically for children because their gut flora is different, but I'm not attached to a particular brand. Breastfeeding will also help restore flora and YOU should take a probiotic too.

I wouldn't bother with a mask, personally.

Good luck! I know a sick baby can be really really scary. I hope it all passes soon and doesn't get worse.
post #3 of 14

bunny513, as it sounds like you're looking for advice about vaccinating, I'm moving your post over to the Mindful Vaccination forum.
 

post #4 of 14

If you suspect meningitis around a 9 month old, please be very very careful.

I'm not trying to scare you but it can kill infants within hours even if symptoms haven't appeared yet. If anything seems even a little off, call 911 or go to the hospital right away, don't wait to see if it gets better/worse or if any other symptoms appear. A co-worker of mine went to sleep with a healthy baby with a slight fever, the next time they woke up, it was already too late. 

Having said that, I wasn't vaccinated as a child, got meningitis, but because my parents caught it in time, I was admitted to the hospital immediately and have no permanent effects, although I was in the hospital for over 6 weeks (which was 30 years ago so things could only have improved since then). 

post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
I was just seeing what other non vaxers would do. I don't want to vaccinate but I'm just worried that her immune system may now be compromised. I have a sinus infection and was concerned about passing the bacteria causing it to infant. She doesn't have any signs of meningitis. Honestly she did very well with rsv. Her lungs sounded good the whole time. Dr said she did great. They gave breathing treatment as a precaution which I didn't mind taking.so if any other non vaxers were in my shoes what would you do? Thanks
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
I was just seeing what other non vaxers would do. I don't want to vaccinate but I'm just worried that her immune system may now be compromised. I have a sinus infection and was concerned about passing the bacteria causing it to infant. She doesn't have any signs of meningitis. Honestly she did very well with rsv. Her lungs sounded good the whole time. Dr said she did great. They gave breathing treatment as a precaution which I didn't mind taking.so if any other non vaxers were in my shoes what would you do? Thanks
post #7 of 14

I was just seeing what other non vaxers would do.

 

Quoting the OP above which is why I am responding. She asked so I am answering....

 

I would get her some probiotics (Esp some L. Plantarum) but I would also get my hands on Kefir!!! All of those will REALLY help the gut flora.

 

For you and all your kids.... Sodium Acorbate to bowel tolerance with a Mineral Multivitamin.(Selenium, Magnesium etc)

 

Other than than, I would keep her immune system strong and do nothing else "medical" unless something else happens.

 

S

DS-13

DD-8

DD-2

post #8 of 14

OP - hope you get some assistance 

post #9 of 14
NM
post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssun5 View Post

I was just seeing what other non vaxers would do.

 

Quoting the OP above which is why I am responding. She asked so I am answering....

 

I would get her some probiotics (Esp some L. Plantarum) but I would also get my hands on Kefir!!! All of those will REALLY help the gut flora.

 

For you and all your kids.... Sodium Acorbate to bowel tolerance with a Mineral Multivitamin.(Selenium, Magnesium etc)

 

Other than than, I would keep her immune system strong and do nothing else "medical" unless something else happens.

 

S

DS-13

DD-8

DD-2

OP I agree with this. No way Id get the rsv vax. Your DD is older now. 

post #11 of 14
The OP was the one who asked about meningitis.
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by Polliwog View Post

The OP was the one who asked about meningitis.

I see that now - my apologies I will edit

post #13 of 14

If you are sick now, there is no point in vaxing, since you would have already exposed your child.  The meningitis bacteria will not cause a sinus infection.  So even though I do selective/delayed vax, I would not change my schedule for one case of RSV.  If lung problems persist, I would discuss getting vaxed for some other diseases.  When DD got a trach, we had to change our vax schedule due to the increased risk of lung infections.

post #14 of 14
You never want to give a vaccination if a child has anything other than a mild illness, so no, don't vaccinate now. I would wear a mask. I'm a nurse, worked peds.
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