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... Lexi Rae Tea 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Florida 337 posts
18th Apr '13

:D

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15418 posts
status 18th Apr '13

I think you're over-reacting. A lot lol. I would never have taken a baby to the ER for a snotty nose.

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
18th Apr '13

He does not look blue. At all.



His eyes look a but red but that's expected if he has a stuffy nose. Just a little cold or even more possibly, allergies at this time of year.

Addi's Momma Due January 23; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Florissant, Missouri 5290 posts
18th Apr '13

He looks fine to me just like he has a cold or something. Use saline spray and the nose sucker to help clear out his nose. You can also use a humidifier or sitting with him in the bathroom while the shower is going to loosen up the mucus.

Thr3e Little Birds 35 kids; Marysville, Washington 2720 posts
18th Apr '13

He looks fine to me.

Booger & Bubba's Mommy 18 kids; Illinois 8136 posts
18th Apr '13

Looks normal. You will notice his fingernails & lips being purplish blue first. It can be scary. My YDS used to have blue moments, but has grown out of hem. It was so concerning to his DR we actually got a EEG done on him.

ChristinaLynne Due October 7 (boy); 2 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 28967 posts
status 18th Apr '13

You are def overreacting. He's not blue at all. And a snotty nose doesn't need a trip to the ER. Babies get colds to. Keep him suctioned, humidifier, steamy bathroom.

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
18th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Crystal Marie S.:</b>" I think you're over-reacting. A lot lol. I would never have taken a baby to the ER for a snotty nose."</blockquote>




I know, right? Exposing him to even more germs. I can kinda understand cause she's a first time mom but I also had to learn that babies get sick.

Monique and Dominic's mom 2 kids; Wyoming 2768 posts
18th Apr '13

He looks fine. His color is fine, no bluing around the lips or anywhere on his face. His tongue is a good color.



He just looks like a sick baby. :( I hope he feels better soon.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" I think you're over-reacting. A lot lol. I would never have taken a baby to the ER for a snotty nose."


:!:

Addi's Momma Due January 23; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Florissant, Missouri 5290 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting ChristinaLynne:" You are def overreacting. He's not blue at all. And a snotty nose doesn't need a trip to the ER. Babies get colds to. Keep him suctioned, humidifier, steamy bathroom."


Can you stand out in front of the ER I work in and say this? We seriously have 20-30 kids a day that come in with snotty noses. Adults too. People wonder why healthcare is so expensive. Prime example.

Lexi Rae Tea 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Florida 337 posts
18th Apr '13

I wasn't looking to get bashed for taking him to the ER dude. Seriously? He can't go to the pediatrician and he wouldn't take a bottle because he had issues breathing out of his nose. After using steam and saline for 2 days I wanted to make sure he was okay. Don't judge my parenting, at least I give a f**k.



As for everyone else, thank you. I just read about the ' blue tinge' and the weird tinge makes it sound like it's very subtle. Couldn't find any pictures online to base his color off of. He's a but pasty but guess that's just the cold. Thanks ladies.

Lexi Rae Tea 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Florida 337 posts
18th Apr '13

And then there are the people that ignore shit and have their kids end up being admitted for something serious. I never said "attention all c**ts" before this post title, so f**k off.



And does concerned parents coming in to your job at the ER really bother you? I'm sorry that makes your breaks shorter so you don't have enough time to be a lazy t**t.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15418 posts
status 18th Apr '13
Quoting Lexi Rae Tea:" I wasn't looking to get bashed for taking him to the ER dude. Seriously? He can't go to the pediatrician ... [snip!] ... Couldn't find any pictures online to base his color off of. He's a but pasty but guess that's just the cold. Thanks ladies."

You kind of specifically asked if you were over-reacting. People tend to get upset over non emergent care being sought at the ER because well, it uses resources that are really needed elsewhere.



Is there any particular reason he can't go to a Pediatrician? If it's a cost thing, the ER bill is going to be 5x what the Pediatrician bill would be. If you're unsure about things like this in the future, you can call a Nurse hotline, or try to find an Urgent Care, they actually usually work with payments really well.

Lexi Rae Tea 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Florida 337 posts
18th Apr '13

His insurance messed up, changed his HMO to one his pediatrician didn't take. Won't be fixed til the 1st. Called the on call nurse anyway. Want taking bottles. Breathing loud. Told me to go to the ER to get him checked out.



I was asking if I was over reacting about his skin tone.