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Old 12-04-2010, 08:01 PM   #21
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My son does not qualify by the "standard" but our pedi is pushing it through because he is failure to thrive and we haven't been able to rule out the cause yet. My niece was in the hospital for a very long time last year due to RSV and pneumonia, so we will give be giving him the shot once we get formal approval.
We were denied as well. Our pulmonologist recommended a low dose steroid through a chamber 2x a day to help keep his airway open in the event of any respiratory illness. My son had tracheamalasia and is showing signs of RAD
( reactive airway disease). He used the nebulizer A LOT last winter! We are hoping to be one step ahead with this treatment. The Dr said that here in NJ he sees preemies hospitalized with, or without Synagis. My son is 15 months (13 months corrected)
How did they diagnose failure to thrive? My son is gaining slowly! He is 16.5 lbs. Not on the charts yet.

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Old 12-04-2010, 08:16 PM   #22
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My 32 weeker (now 2years old) had the Synagis shots her first year. I was sent a letter from the NICU where she was born detailing RSV and the Synagis shots. Her Paed was able to get it in his office and she got it there. She didnt seem to have any after effects from the shots. My feeling, better safe than sorry especially with RSV and preemies!
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We didn't vaccinate until after age 2 for both preemies but the youngest qualified for and got Synagis. My middle daughter was a 34weeker who got RSV at 39w GA and ended up hospitalized and incurring lung damage. She was very very very sick. I would not hesitate to do synagis if my child qualified.
Was there a specific reason you waited until after age 2 to vax? DS is 15 months (13 months corrected). I have heard mixed information regarding preemies and the regular vax schedule. I've debated waiting until after 2.

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Old 12-05-2010, 07:21 AM   #23
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My third preemie was the only one who qualified for the shots, but my older two preemies got it two seasons in a row each, and both requiring hospitalization. It's an awful awful illness and one that's extremely common. It sends full term babies to the hospital. I'm praying that my newest babe doesn't catch it.
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My third preemie was the only one who qualified for the shots, but my older two preemies got it two seasons in a row each, and both requiring hospitalization. It's an awful awful illness and one that's extremely common. It sends full term babies to the hospital. I'm praying that my newest babe doesn't catch it.
im so scared of kai getting rsv my 3 week old niece was tested for it friday and she was 41 weeks. kai is still soooo little (iugr) and im pissed off that he doesnt get the vax.
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:55 PM   #25
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My youngest was born at 27 weeks and she will be getting her third dosage this month. I didn't even think twice about it.
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:54 AM   #26
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My DS who just turned two had the vaccine for his first winter.He was born at 34 weeks and weighed 3 14.He still ended up getting rsv and was hospitalized when he was 3 months old but recovered quickly so Iam glad we got the vaccine.
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Yes, we did last year and will do it once a month at least through February.
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Please, please do your research. I know it's hard to find negative things on synagis but it *is* there. Additionally, if you research it further you will see what the studies conclude about the effectiveness.
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Please, please do your research. I know it's hard to find negative things on synagis but it *is* there. Additionally, if you research it further you will see what the studies conclude about the effectiveness.
Can you point me in the right direction?
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Can you point me in the right direction?
Ditto! I am 26 week pregnant and most likely going to have my 3rd preemie soon and I am undecided since she'll most likely be born in January-February. My other 2 preemies were born at 33 weeks and my pediatrician acted like it was no big deal and since we don't vax I didn't consider it at the time, 1 has had RSV one has not. I am thinking this one might be earlier than the 33 weekers though and need to start looking into it.
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