Re: High Respiratory Rate
When DS was a baby he had two or three ear infections and a couple sinus infections. Usually it started with decreased eating (bottles) and the increased respiratory rate. Once when he had a sinus infection, they did the RSV test and I was terrified as a coworkers grandson (no cf) had gotten it.
Usually the doctor would prescribe augmentin, but once I had one prescribe amoxicillian and it just didn't do the trick, so two weeks later we were back at the clinic.
BTW, the respiratory rates I posted were at rest -- I always count/check when DS is sleeping. It tends to be higher when awake, plus bronciodialators (albuterol) can cause an increase, too. But with DS, he was always in the normal range after doing his duoneb and cpt (bds).
Hopefully the doctors will be agressive and get to the bottom of this issue. Fortunately we have a very proactive CF physician.