Kara - posted on 06/15/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
I'm just wondering if anyone else has dealt with anything like this. My daughter was born at 34 weeks, however her lung maturity was more on par with a 32 weeker. She spent about 48hrs on the vent and CPAP and then was able to breathe room air. She's now almost 7 months and has had a cough literally since she got her first cold in the beginning of February. It gets better but never fully goes away and then when she gets another cold it gets worse again and she constantly wheezes. I swear we are at the MD at least once a week for this. They've done several chest x-rays which have been normal. She also has reflux pretty bad and the cough will often trigger her to puke up almost all of what she ate. However, she's gaining weight well still so the MD hasn't been too concerned about that piece. We use the nebulizer on her at least twice a day and they added Pulmicort about two weeks ago, but I've yet to notice a difference. We're now waiting to see a pulmonary specialist. Has anyone else dealt with anything like this? How long did it take to get better? What worked? Thanks for your input.