Congential lung problem

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   Posted 2/1/2007 10:21 PM (GMT -7)   
My 17 month old daughter has had wheezing 90% of her life as I have mentioned in previous posts. She was hospitalized in Jan and has been quite ill again this week. Her Dr decided to consult a pulminologist after her 4th chest x-ray showed the same streaky, cloudy area in her right lung near her heart. The lung Dr said they think it is something she was born with; an area in her lung that didn't develop right and now is prone to infection. She is scheduled to have a CT this month and obviously they won't know for sure until she has the CT. I am just wondering if anyone knows more about lung defects. Everytime I type lung defects in to search on the internet it comes up as heart problems. Any info would be great! Thanks.

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   Posted 2/2/2007 9:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck to you and my prayers too
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   Posted 2/6/2007 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear mom2jik: Just curious ... did your daughter have RSV anytime during her life? To adults it's a bad cold, but to children under age 2, it can be very dangerous. When children are under age 2, they still haven't learned to blow their nose or cough effectively enough to clear thick secretions. Babies especially can run into serious problems when secretions are very thick. If a child has RSV, they will have a tendency to wheeze each time they get sick until they are older ... this does not mean they are getting much worse, just something that occurs until they are older and just to keep a close eye each time a cold occurs. Hope your daughter is better.

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   Posted 2/6/2007 6:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi pegleg,
As far as I know she hasn't had RSV. They have tested her twice for it and both times have come back clear. But they haven't tested her with each cold so who knows for sure. She had a mild cold as a tiny newborn and the Dr started hearing wheezing at her 2 month well baby check-up. She started using albuterol when she was 4 months because at her 4 month well baby appt the Dr still heard wheezing. She had her first chest x-ray when she was six months. This was the time her resp rate was 90 and we ended up in the ER. They wondered if it was RSV at this time but she wasn't tested to find out for sure. She was supposed to have the CT done next week but because of last week's illness we have to reschedule. She is doing good right now. We are down to albuterol 1-2 x a day and off the oral steroids. Now the challenge is keeping her healthy so we don't have to postpone the CT again!
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