Got aphone call from the hossie today to say they want grace to have the RSV jabs again this year, I thought she wouldnt get it with her having her surgery over her now but they think she should get it regardless as little ones with DS tend to have a lower immune system.
I suppose we should be glad as we have had nothing but a checty cough and a sniffly nose since we came home from our holiday and antibiotics dont seem to be helping her.
Harrison used to have the RSV jab during the winter months - he had it for the first couple of years but now he's bigger and stronger he doesn't have it. Hope little Grace doesn't get too upset, at least it will help protect her. x x
I wanted Gemma to have the RSV jab last year as she was in and out of hospital with pneumonia and bad chests. But her Consultant said she didnt need it. She had the flu jab last year and she is having the flu jab again tomorrow. I would like her to have the RSV jab because I dont want to spend another winter in and out of hospital.Having said that she has had two nasty colds already since the summer and we have got away with no doctor or hospital visits so I am really hoping her immune system is getting stronger now. The hospital where she had her heart op did say her immune system should start to pick up so hopefully that is the case. xx
Thomas had a course of palivizamab (sp?) (RSV) jabs at the beginning of this year to prevent bronchiolitis after his op. He won't be getting them this winter tho cos they apparently cost £6k per jab!!! The local NHS won't fund it! He had 5 earlier in the year and he STILL got bronchiolitis so I don't think they actually worked for him. Good luck with them tho, at least you've been offered them!
As for the flu jab, we haven't been offered that either! I'm a bit reluctant to take him anyway seeing as how Thomas' immune system is really poor. I don't want the jab to make him poorly. He's only just getting over Measles which was caused by his MMR jab!!! Doc says he might get mumps next week too! Lucky Thomas eh! lol
Poor Thomas, Gemma had a reaction to the MMR aswell she was smothered and really grumpy with it. Its scary when you think of all the injections we give our children to try and protect them. I have just got back from Gemma having flu jab so fingers crossed she is ok after it, mind you with Gemmas track record she bound to get a reaction. lol. xx
Hi Shirley I had my first visit with the Peadiatrician with Jasmine yesterday, she mentioned RSV but I am guessing Jasmine is too small to have the jab and she didn't mention that there was one. She told me to keep Jasmine wrapped up in cotton wool and not near anyone with colds, not easy to do with so many visitors....Hope it helps Grace and doesn't make her poorly. Lucy x
what is RSV?? Never been mentioned to me! Caleb is due his MMR next monday but I can't make it so have to change the date - I'm v scared of it. Whats the point if it GIVES the baby measles etc (unless they get it less badly I suppose) Any opinions on the link with autism?
Thanks for that Adam. i'm going to speak to our surgery about it. I asked the gp 3 weeks ago if George should have the flu jab and she thought he should so she said she;d get the hv to phone us to arrange it. I'm still waiting so I'll phone the gp on monday and ask about the rsv aswel. Thanks again x