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That's pretty much the story! Dd (5y) had what I thought was a typical cold 2 weeks ago. Last weekend she woke up with the "slap face" rash of 5th disease (which was going around her preschool). For the rest of last week she had the lacy rash all over and still had some congestion and a random, post-nasal drippy sounding cough. Never any fever, never slowed down. I did give her claritin daily for the itch of the rash though.

Fast forard to friday night. The rash was gone, but her cough kicked in pretty bad. She had trouble falling asleep and got up once in the night. I gave her some honey and have been pushing fluids all week. We wend into the ped today and she looked fine (no temp, clear ears and throat). At first, the dr heard clear lungs, but at the end when dd really exaggerated with deep breaths, the dr heard a "slight slight wheeze" in one area of one lobe of the lung. I freaked out. The dr said that it is in no was ashtmatic b/c it's not a systemic reaction. That likely the parvo virus settled in her lungs as it impacts everyone differently, and any inflammation can cause a slight wheeze. Her breath sounds were normal every where else, pluse ox great, resp rate fine. She gave us zithromax and said to come back next week and she sould be fine.

For some reason, I'm just totally flipped out about the wheeze. Dh has allergies/excema but no ashtma. I have wheezed 3x in my life from childhood until now, and each time I had bronchitis (sp?). Dh says I just need to calm down and let her body heal. Just wondering if anyone has BTDT with their child. She has had other chest infetions in the past with no wheezing to our knowledge.

TIA!

Happy Mommy to one amazing girl (6y) and one sweet boy (2y), and wife to DH since 7/03 : :
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