Today, presenter Karl Stefanovich announced that he was still “in a panic” and “felt guilty” after his two-year-old daughter Harper was rushed to the hospital earlier this week.
The 47-year-old woman explained on Friday that her daughter had a “light smell and cough” on Wednesday, which is why she and her husband Jazmín, 38, were taken to the doctor.
But his condition soon deteriorated, his temperature reaching a dangerous 40°C and his heart rate rising to 200 beats/min.
Today, presenter Karl Stefanovich announced that he was still “in a panic” and “felt guilty” after his two-year-old daughter Harper was taken to hospital earlier this week.
He was then taken by ambulance to a hospital and diagnosed with respiratory syncytial virus, which is common in children during the winter months.
“Two days ago my daughter Harper had shortness of breath and a bit of a cough several times this year,” Carl told Today viewers.
“Within a few hours we gave him Nurofen and Panadol as recommended and put him to sleep.
“When he woke up he was breathing very fast, panting and his heart rate and temperature were sky high.”
The 47-year-old explained on Friday how his daughter (right) had “a bit of a rotten cough” on Wednesday, so he and his wife Jasmine, 38 (center), took him to the doctor.
Carl went on to explain that as things went from bad to worse, little Harper ended up being hospitalized.
“So we took him to our doctor, who was brilliant,” he said.
“But in a few minutes his condition worsened, the temperature exceeded 40 [degrees] And her heart rate was over 200 beats per minute. We were very excited.
The breakfast host explained how the “amazing” doctor managed to stabilize her. They called a nebulizer and an ambulance.
Carl is seen here with Jasmine and Harper, as well as their teenage daughter Willow in Vivid Sydney.
“The ambulance crew was amazing,” he continued.
“More doctors than he worked at Hospital del Norte and he was taken to the ER a few hours later.
“They did an amazing job and the hospital staff was amazing.”
Carl said he shared his family’s ordeal to show solidarity with “thousands of similarly-situated parents” during the winter flu season.
Carl also spoke with associate professor Margi Dunchin (pictured), a pediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital, who explained that the parents were “really on the case” at this point.
“We were lucky and we were lucky not to be more serious. “But this is a common situation, so we’re doing it,” she added.
“The thing is, you’re panicking, when the doctors start moving fast, you’re panicking.
“We feel guilty. We had to take him straight to the hospital, first we took him to the doctor’.
Carl also spoke with associate professor Margi Danchin, a pediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital, who explained that the parents were “really working” at the moment.
“Unfortunately, this is a similar story,” said Professor Danchin.
“After the last two years, when covid was so terrible, we have seen a huge increase in viral respiratory conditions.
“In the last month, we’ve seen an increase in RSV – parents are really struggling with this. We don’t want parents to go to the ER.
“Our ambulance departments are really overcrowded.”
Professor Danchin said that if the boy shows up Frequent breathing, bruising around the lips, or if they are weak and pale, parents should take them to the emergency room.
Little Harper appears to be wearing jasmine earlier this month before taking a boat ride in Sydney Harbour.
Carl and Jasmine gave birth to Harper, their first child, in 2020.
The Ninth Channel star has three children with ex-wife Cassandra Thorburn: sons River, 15, and Jackson, 22, and daughter Willow, 16.
Carl met the model-turned-shoe designer at a boat party in Sydney in 2016, a few months after his departure from Cassandra.
The Stefanoviches got married in December 2018 at the One & Only Palmilla resort in Los Cabos, Mexico.
In an interview with Stellar Magazine in October 2020, Jasmine described Carl’s parenting style as “very down to earth”, adding that it “helps a lot”.
RSV warning signs
Respiratory syncytial virus (known as RSV) causes an infection called bronchiolitis. The infection is spread between people through coughing and sneezing.
The infection begins with cold symptoms (wheezing, coughing, wheezing, and fever). Warning signs include:
* fast or slow breathing
* The wheezing sound when exhaling
* Nutrition problem (this happens to babies because they only breathe through their nose).
Symptoms are usually worse at night. The illness usually begins to improve after two or three days.
The infection can be worse and last longer in very young children (up to three months), in premature babies, or in children with lung or heart problems.
No medication can be taken to treat bronchiolitis.
Pediatric acetaminophen (in recommended doses) can help keep your child comfortable if they have a fever.
Babies with a severe infection can be taken to the hospital. Hospital treatment may include oxygen and fluids. Fluids are usually injected through the nasogastric tube (the tube that goes into the nose).
Make sure your child drinks enough fluids. Smaller meals given more often can help.
A saline solution available from pharmacies (eg, Fess), instilled or sprayed into each nostril before meals, can help clear the nose.
Prevent your child from smoking cigarettes.
Avoid spreading the infection by keeping your baby away from other young children, especially during the first few days of illness.
Source: Daily Mail