As a new parent it’s often hard to determine whether your child’s injury or illness is alarming enough to warrant a trip to hospital.
But popular Aussie blogger, Sophia Cachia, has shared a helpful, and possibly life-saving, tip she picked up when her daughter suffered an asthma attack while on holidays.
She posted a video to Instagram showing the telltale signs that Florence was unable to breath properly.
“After being taken in an ambo on our second night and told to come back to the hospital anytime we weren’t sure, this is what we took her back for on our last night,” Sophie wrote in the caption.
After being taken in an ambo on our second night and told to come back to the hospital anytime we weren't sure, this is what we took her back for on our last night. No, we're not doctors or trained professionals, but with Bobby being an asthmatic (and has been hospitalized multiple times with asthma attacks), we're well aware of the signs to look for. The sucking in under her throat & her ribs means she's working really hard to breathe. We used prior knowledge & listened to our gut and Jaryd took her in just before bed time. Lucky, because the poor thing spent the night hooked up to oxygen. I only took this video just before they left in case she got to the hospital and was breathing fine, I always prefer to have something to show them upon arrival. PS: @tinyheartsfirstaid your training comes in to play more than I notice ???❤️ Update: Florence is doing VERY well and loving being back in her own bed. Thank you again for all the love. Xxx
She admits she’s no professional, but thanks to her son Bobby’s experience with asthma attacks Sophie and her husband Jaryd know the signs to look out for.
“The sucking in under her throat & her ribs means she’s working really hard to breathe. We used prior knowledge & listened to our gut and Jaryd took her in just before bedtime. Lucky, because the poor thing spent the night hooked up to oxygen.”
Her post received thousands of grateful comments from other parents, and she’s reassured them that Flossy is fortunately on the mend.
Well it wasn't smooth sailing that's for sure but we snuck a few laughs & happy memories in there amongst the chaos ❤️Most important thing is that my babies are safe in my arms heading home and our family gets stronger through every experience – good or bad. Thank you Jaryd for always being my voice of reason, my calm breaths, my backbone. Florence & Bobby – my every minute & my every breath is always for you ❤️ ps: I NEED A WINE.
Other signs of asthma in children include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, being too breathless to eat, speak, or sleep, rapid heartbeat, dizziness, blue lips or fingers and fainting.
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