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Not Just a Regular Cold

On a Monday morning, our 10-week-old baby woke up with a cough and a runny nose. I thought it was just a regular cold. By Friday morning, I was woken up by a red notification that my son's oxygen levels were low. My son seemed fine so I dismissed the notification.

Once my son was awake, he was smiling and responding, yet appeared a bit more tired than usual. That night, we put his Owlet sock on him after he fell asleep and not long after, the sock gave us another red notification for low oxygen. After waking him back up a couple times and having the same red notification for low oxygen go off each time he went back to sleep, we decided to take him to the ER at around midnight.

When we got to the ER, they put their own oxygen monitor on him and confirmed his low levels. My son tested positive for RSV, and it had moved into his lower lungs making breathing difficult. Our son had to stay on oxygen until the following Monday morning. By Monday, he was doing much better with less congestion, and he was able to maintain oxygen levels in the 90's all day. We were released from the hospital that evening and made sure to keep monitoring him at home when he was sleeping with the Owlet sock. His oxygen level stayed above 90 and has been great ever since!

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