Allahamdulillah, After 4D 3N stay at Hospital Pakar Annur, now Widad is a healthy girl. Although she is still on medication (Aerochamber is her forever best friend), she eats, she plays, she talks as usual. Mummy and Daddy feel less worry although we really need to monitor her condition closely. Hopefully no more sudden attack that make Mummy goes nuts.
4D 3N of tears and sleepless night. Its Widad tears that I can she each time she has to take medicine using nebulizer machine. 4hourly of cries and struggling to escape everytime the nurse came with nebulizer mask. However, I always skip Widad night time medicine using nebulizer machine. I feel pity for Widad to wake up for her medicine and cries in the middle of the night, so this Mummy always postpone till 6am.
What is Acute Bronchiolitis?
Bronchiolitis is inflammation of the bronchioles, the smallest air passages of the lungs. It usually occurs in children less than two years of age and presents with coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. This inflammation is usually caused by viruses – Wikipedia
Sign & Symptoms:
- Cough – Widad having continues running nose, flu and cough @ nursery. I never think that this symptoms cause acute bronchiolitis
Infants in child-care centers have a higher risk of contracting an infection that may lead to bronchiolitis because they’re in close contact with lots of other young children – KidsHealth.org
- Wheeze – I can hear wheeze at night, similar to Amirul
- Shortness of breath - never happen but doc claim due to this, Widad having continues vomit before she was admitted. She was dehydrated as well.
- More deatils via KidsHealth.org
- Chest physiotherapy – to enhance Widad to cough and swallow the phlegm. The phlegm will go out through urine and feces
Techniques include clapping or percussion: the therapist lightly claps the patient’s chest, back, and area under the arms – WikipediaChest physiotherapy may assist in the clearance of the respiratory secretions and improve breathing – cochrane.orgChest physiotherapy (CPT) is an airway clearance technique that combines manual percussion of the chest wall by the care- giver, strategic positioning of the patient for mucus drainage with cough and breathing techniques - indianpediatrics.net