FAKSONIL, Fla. – A local mother told News4Jax that her 13-month-old son is fighting for his life at Wolfson Children's Hospital.
Lieklin Lee said her son, Nixon, was diagnosed with a respiratory syndrome virus, or PCV, and was in critical condition at Wolfson's child intensive care unit, where she was nailed to a machine to help her heart and lungs continue to develop. they work.
She wants other parents to know the signs, symptoms, and dangers of the respiratory virus.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms of PCV infection usually include runny nose, decreased appetite, coughing, sneezing, fever and difficulty breathing.
News4Jax spoke with Dr. Rajna Krish, a local pediatrician, about RSV. She said it was happening now and in fact, she was handling the case last week.
Chris explains what you need to know about PCV:
"It's a respiratory virus that affects children usually under the age of 2. Not everyone can get it. Usually in winter – it comes with the flu. It usually looks like cold, and most of the time it's good. & # 39; It's just those rare cases when you know it, it causes a lot of respiratory problems and in that sense, I encourage you to go to your doctor before you get too heavy and end up in the emergency room.
"You may have coughing, high fever, congestion and usually that is it. And it will usually take a week or two, and then it will disappear and you just think it's cold.
"Since it is a virus, like most viruses, there is actually no treatment in itself as antibiotics, but what we do is try to treat the symptoms. So in that sense, if the child has difficulty breathing or wheezing, then we can treat albuterol nebuliser, which is what we use for asthma, but that does not mean your child has asthma or something like that, just treating wheezing and wheezing is just support for support. We are convinced that they will not be dehydrated, therefore which many of them will have a reduced appetite for, so you want to make sure they still drink, and you can only use steam showers and humidifiers, things like that just to help with the hustle because it's too slow.
"You really can't do anything to prevent it. If you are in day care and you know things like that, you are likely to get them. So then just be more on the lookout for it and just try to keep your child as fit as possible. Any child under 2 years old can (get it), so it can be with newborns. And when it is with newborns, it is very, very serious, very dangerous and that is when we encourage you to come and see us , your doctor or you go to the emergency room. "
There is no vaccine for PCV. Doctors can only treat the symptoms.
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