Jennifer - posted on 01/01/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )
my 5 1/2 month old son was just diagnosed with bronchiolitis and sent home with a nebulizer to use four times a day for about 5-7 minutes at a time. we can tell that it is helping with the wheezing and congestion in his chest, but he hates it so much that he screams hysterically the entire 5-7 minutes. beside it breaking my heart, it dries out his throat and makes him hoarse. i can tell he has a sore throat now and he can't even cry because his voice is shot. i'm just wondering if anyone has any suggestions on making the treatments less painful/scary/irritating to him so that he won't scream the entire time. we tried it the other night as he was falling asleep and that seemed to help. any other suggestions?