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thanks so much, trabot! i have read the archives and this thread which have given me good info. i may start a thread though---hbak (holdin baby at keyboard)
 

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Thanks, asherah. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Laralou, I'm sorry your girls are sick. I responded to the thread you put up. If you need any kind of comfort or reassurance, feel free to PM me. I know the cough is such a scary, hard thing to hear. As well as seeing your children gasp for breath.<br><br>
It's going to be okay. You'll get through this.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I didn't see any background info in your other thread so I was wondering what makes it a clear cut case? I ask because there are things (like mycoplasmal infection) that can look identical to pertussis. We had one of those at my house last year.<br>
Whether they have B. pertussis or some other infection, if airway clearance is a problem perhaps you could call your doc & ask if s/he or the nurse can show you additional assisted cough techniques & ask if postural drainage & chest percussion would be of benefit as well. Also make sure your doc has given you written instructions-- a "call me if" list & a "go to the ER if" list.
 
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