My son has been having weird rapid even gasping breathing since he was born, not all the time just randomly. They did an x-ray and found nothing. Tonight I noticed his chest was caving in while he was breathing. I freaked out and called the dr. He (what ever on-call doctor does the after hour calls) said it sounded normal and it could wait until morning to call his ped. He said of course I could take him to the ER if I was nervous about it, or if he looked like he was really having trouble breathing.
Hi Barry, I’m not sure what you mean exactly, but I wanted to mention that severe chest congestion can cause a baby or child’s chest to go IN upon attempted inhale, rather than out. Our son displayed this at week five. The pediatrician was reluctant to do anything. We took him to the children’s hospital on an emergency basis. He had RSV (a virus that can KICK BABY’S BUTT), and was hospitalized for 4 days. His oxygen saturation was critically low. I’m not saying that is what is happening with your child, but I would like us all to remember that we know our bodies and our childrens’ bodies best. If in doubt, a second opinion may be a good idea. Ya’ think? Big hug, Diana