Friday Nov 11, 2022
Parents, We Need Your Attention: Babies and Kids are Sick, Children’s Hospitals are Full, Wait Times are Long
Viral respiratory illnesses are spreading rapidly in our community. We are seeing higher numbers of both RSV and Flu than are usual this time of year. Plus Covid is still circulating, along with other viruses that typically cause cold-like symptoms. Babies are particularly at risk of serious illness from these viruses and we are asking parents to please pay attention!
Cincinnati Children’s, and our peer children’s hospitals in other areas are all bursting at the seams, plus Emergency and Urgent Care wait times are incredibly long.
Dr. Patty Manning-Courtney, Dr. Brad Sobolewski, and Dr. Felicia Scaggs-Huang are with us this week to explain the situation and provide guidance for parents whose kids are sick. They share prevention measures all families can take, and extra precautions parents of infants need to keep in mind, as RSV can quickly turn into bronchiolitis – a serious respiratory illness.
Please help us get this information to as many parents as possible, and we humbly ask for your patience as we are working hard every day to ensure kids have the care they need.