Rosie Moore was contacted by WKMG Channel 6 to speak about her experience with RSV. You may ask what is RSV and why is it so important to speak about it? See Mayo Clinics definition of it:
“Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a virus that causes infections of the lungs and respiratory tract. It’s so common that most children have been infected with the virus by age 2. Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-ul) virus can also infect adults.
In adults and older, healthy children, the symptoms of respiratory syncytial virus are mild and typically mimic the common cold. Self-care measures are usually all that’s needed to relieve any discomfort.
Infection with respiratory syncytial virus can be severe in some cases, especially in premature babies and infants with underlying health conditions. RSV can also become serious in older adults, adults with heart and lung diseases, or anyone with a very weak immune system (immunocompromised). ”
Click on the link to learn more about the symptoms and care of a child who contracts the illness.
To this day Kaleb has been able to stay out of the hospital for RSV thanks to a great team of Pulmonary Drs that watch over Kaleb. Kaleb’s pulmonary doctor and went to the insurance company to get the synagis injection approved. Watch WKMG Channel 6 report to learn about RSV.