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Does he have a fever?
just the cough
And you did say that he is not having trouble with breathing>
except when he coughs and sucks in that air and makes the whooping noise. the cough is not constant only occasionally
It could be croup but there is still a possibility that he can have whooping cough even with immunizations.
It is called vaccine failure and I have seen that here with a couple of my patients as well.
It will be important to use a humidifyer.
There is not much that you can give him like cough medicine due to his age.
IC anything else
It would be important to take him sooner than Monday if he is having trouble breathing or vomits with coughing on a regular basis.
Keep him hydrated as well. What ever he will drink but do avoid lots of milk.
Ok. so as long as the cough does not get worse and cause problems it would be OK to wait til monday?
I am also assuming that he does not have asthma or a history of that.
Yes, it should be ok to wait. Usually with Whooping cough they will also run a fever.
he does have a history of rsv
Then I would monitor him for a fever closely and his breathing. They can get worse quickly.
But RSV should not affect this unless he just got over it.
yes I know.. she lives just around the corner from the hospital so she could have him there quickly
no I don't think he's had it for several months
That is so nice then.
My son is a Marine and has to use the military system as well.
thank you very much.. you have been a big help. Actually you just confirmed what I was thinking but it always helps to have that confirmation.
I can understand. Grandmas have great instinct most of the time!
You are welcome!
well, I guess we are done have a great evening...
do I just push the accept button?
Yes, If you are satisfied with my answer. Thanks