My Baby Spent Her First Christmas in the Hospital with RSV

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My husband and I exchanged a worried glance as we heard our pediatrician calmly say, “I suggest you go to the hospital.”

Then she added, “and don’t stop at home.”

It was December 24th. We were new parents who, only an hour earlier, were debating whether or not to take our new baby to the doctor for what seemed like a bad cold. The worry about being “those parents” who overreacted was quickly replaced with new worry as we barreled towards the downtown Chicago children’s hospital with our baby in the backseat suffering from a case of bronchiolitis caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

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