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    stephmed25 Posts: 32, Reputation: 1
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    Jan 11, 2009, 12:39 AM
    Gasping for air
    I'm concerned my 2 year old was fine all day today a happy baby... he just woke up gasping for air and hoarse what does that mean... he's sleeping again but I'm concerned
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    Credendovidis Posts: 1,593, Reputation: 66

    Jan 11, 2009, 04:39 AM
    Dear stephmed25

    First thing to do is phone or see your physician about that.
    Most probably there is nothing to worry (you do not describe anything that seems to require you to jump in a car and race to the nearest hospitals emergency ward).

    It can just as well be something like croup. My oldest had that for years, and croup sounds like you better contact the undertaker today instead of tomorrow, but it is harmless.

    Best thing to do : contact your physician , just to make sure. He/she will tell you what to do !



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    stephmed25 Posts: 32, Reputation: 1
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    Jan 11, 2009, 08:27 AM
    Croup... it only happened at 2am and he's not even coughing now or anything ad this is the second time it happened the first time I didn't think much of it I thought he had a bad dream but this time it really scared me... he even said he could not breath
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    Jan 11, 2009, 09:04 AM

    Waking up gasping for air could be a sign of sleep apnea.

    Asthma symptoms are typically worse at night.

    Just $0.02 worth.

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