Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I just found out about a baby of some acquaintances who is currently hospitalized with RSV. I can't imagine what the parents are going through and pray their child recovers quickly and without permanent lung damage.

We got some flack from people-who-will-remain-nameless about keeping our babies crazy-isolated the first few months. It was frustrating and maddening and discouraging, but I still don't care that they thought we were hyper-protective. We were very, very fortunate to have a doctor who went to bat with the insurance company to get the kidlets qualified for the Synagis shots and to have most friends and family at least fake understanding our 4 months of quarantine. We had a circle of about 10 people who were allowed to hold our kids and I am forever thankful for them.

So, word to the wise: do not give your friends or relatives grief if they're freaking out about RSV. Do not make them feel guilty. Do not question.


Emmie Gerritsen said...

As the parent of the RSV baby who was hospitalized, I thought twice about the original doctor's visit and eventual rush to the ER...I didn't want to be "one of those parents". But I am so thankful that I reacted to my gut probably saved Luke's life. So, for our next baby, I will be following your 4-month quarantine rule!

Cindy (and Brian) said...


Joan said...

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