Sunday night around 4pm my 2 month old daughter suddenly developed a pretty bad cough,wheezing a lot and was having a lot of trouble breathing.we took her to see a dr and once there the front desk could see she was having difficulties breathing so took us straight through ahead of everyone else.once the dr checked her over he sent us straight to hospital.on arrival at the hospital my daughter had a brief moment of being able to breathe reasonably well while the triage nurse listened to her chest.once she was done she asked me if I was a first time mum then pretty much said I was over reacting and to go home.i refused and sat down to wait for her to be seen by a dr.we sat there for around 30 minutes,the whole time my daughters breathing got worse and worse as well as her face going purple. Once we were finally put through to a cubicle they took her clothes off to put monitors on her and listened to her chest it was then we realized her entire body was blue and purple from such lack of oxygen from her breathing difficulties. She was then taken into resus where she continued to be unstable for quite a number of hours and then she was admitted to a ward to be treated for bronchitis.
I just want other mums to please,please listen to your instincts when it comes to your children,after all – no one knows them like you . I’d hate to of think what would’ve happened to my daughter if I had of listened to the nurse at the emergency desk that night.
Posted by krystle1987, 11th July 2013