Wednesday, November 20, 2013

RSV shot

Tehilla has not received any of her vaccinations yet.  After her surgery she was put on many different things, one of them was a steroid, which could interfere with the vaccinations.

Today, Tehilla received a shot against RSV.  RSV is a virus that affects the respiratory tract.  Most of everyone gets the virus at some point in their life and it usually just presents itself as a cold or sinus infection.  For preterm babies or babies with a congenital heart defect, it could be extremely harmful and even fatal.  That is why Tehilla is entitled to this shot. She gets the shot once a month for 5 months.  Today was the first one. Due to the severity of Tehilla's heart defect, she will be entitled to get the round of shots every year. In the next week or so, we will be starting the rest of the vaccinations.

Before the shot, Tehilla was weighed and she went up another 80 grams!  Thank G-d! 

1 comment:

  1. B"H for the weight gain! She is so precious!