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

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  • Oh my gosh! How incredibly scary for both of you! Always, always trust your instincts. Some nurses can be so blasé about things. Where would we be if our mothers never stood up for us?
    So glad your little one is ok. Good on you for standing your ground x


  • I am so glad to hear you trusted yourself on this one – we had a not dissimilar event with our daughter. Such a stressful situation Thanks for sharing.


  • listen to your instinct with your children very important


  • great story to read


  • Good for you on standing your ground.


  • That’s right sometimes we need to trust our insticts. Get well soon for your daughter’s.


  • Thank God you did the right thing. No one knows your child better than you and if think something is wrong then you’re probably right. My little girl had undiagnosed asthma for ages before I finally went back to the doctor and insisted that as there was asthma on both sides of the family I wanted her properly checked out. Finally her asthma was treated and the terrifiying night time coughing fits improved straight away. All the best for your little one.


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