I totally and utterly feel your pain. And for that, I am so sorry that you have to go through this. I have experienced this with both of my boys - ages 10 and 3. My eldest was the worst of the experiences. Primarily, due to the fact that I was a new mother, caring for a baby (babies) diagnosed with RSV, and I had absolutely no clue what I was in for - nor could I recognize it; which was half the battle. And, what I had found after going through this for almost ten years, was the quicker I recognized the symptoms and developed an ear for “that cough” and what it sounded like. I was able to get a better handle on the situation - in advance - and not after the fact. Making it less likely to be in the ER at 2AM. But don’t lose heart, hun. It does get better because you learn to recognize the signs (i.e. runny nose, low grade fever, a slight cough, most common cold symptoms). I have used both, albuterol and budesonide for my boys. And, maybe, it was just me but I didn’t see any greater benefits when using the budesonide. To me, it didn’t seem to be as effective. So, we just went back on albuterol. 🤷🏾♀️ But, again, as you become more familiar with the symptoms you will recognize them earlier. This is key. As this will help to keep you out of that “danger zone”. Another thing, I make my boys constantly wash their hands. Getting the cold is the first step and then, unfortunately, as you know all too well. It’s all down hill from there. So, if I can reduce their chances of getting sick, by simply practicing good hygiene - now that they’re older. Then, I’m on board. Also, my eldest son has for the most part grown out of it - which our Pediatrician indicated might happen...9.5 years ago. Sigh. It’s been a long road but we’ve made it through. At least, with one. Thus far. I hope this helps.
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