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Posts for: January, 2014

Carolina Kids will open at 10 am on Thursday, January 30 due to expected icy road conditions in the morning. Since we will not have a sick walk-in hour, please call after 10 am on Thursday if your child needs to be seen. 

Hope your kids enjoy the snow!

Dr. Nechyba


Due to the winter weather, Carolina Kids will open at 1:30 pm on 1/29 and will run on a sick walk-in schedule. If your child is sick and needs to be seen, please plan on coming to our office at 1:30 pm. If you have a scheduled afternoon appointment for 1/29, you may either keep that appointment or call after 1:30 pm to reschedule. If you have a scheduled morning appointment for 1/29, please call after 1:30 pm to reschedule your appointment. Our evening prenatal class for 1/29 has been rescheduled for the same time on Wednesday, February 5. Please drive safely!
Dr. Nechyba


January 28, 2014
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Carolina Kids will be closing after 2 pm January 28 to allow all our staff to get home safely before the snow starts. We have rescheduled all morning appointments for January 29. However, we intend to open for the afternoon IF road conditions permit. If you have an existing afternoon appointment for January 29, or if you would like your child seen, please check the main page of our website after 8:30 am on January 29 for an update. We have also rescheduled our January 29 evening prenatal class for next Wednesday, February 5.

Stay warm out there!
Dr. Nechyba

 


January 21, 2014
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Due to the possibility of snowy weather, Carolina Kids plans to open at 10 am on Wednesday, January 22. We will post any changes prominently on the main page of our website, so please keep checking if you have a morning appointment tomorrow.

Thanks!

Dr. Nechyba


January 17, 2014
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Carolina Kids families around the Triangle are starting to get notes home from daycare letting them know there is RSV in the classroom. So, when should you be worried? RSV stands for respiratory syncitial virus - for most of us old folks (and by old folks, I mean folks over about 2 years old), the RSV virus simply causes a cold that gets better in a week or two on its own. In babies, the virus can cause inflammation of the smallest air passages in the lungs, the bronchioles (which is why we call this condition bronchiolitis). This can lead to significant cough, rapid breathing, and wheezing. It is important to understand that RSV is a very common virus, and almost all kids will be exposed to it in the first couple of years of life. Most babies who get RSV will only get minor cold symptoms, and there is nothing special you need to do that you wouldn't do for any other cold (nasal saline drops, a humdifier at night, and paying special attention to fluid intake). Only a minority of babies will have chest problems and wheezing from RSV - and the younger your baby, the more likely that is to happen. Some babies who wheeze from RSV benefit from the same types of medicines that help asthma - however most babies don't benefit from these, and will do just fine without them. If you have a child under 2 years old who starts wheezing or breathing fast after developing cold symptoms, please do call us and bring your baby in so we can be sure nothing serious is going on. If your baby was born prematurely or has other chronic heart or lung problems, there may be special steps we can take to prevent serious RSV infection. Otherwise, if you hear that there is RSV at daycare, take a deep breath, relax, and know that most likely your baby will be fine and may get some minor cold symptoms. However, if more symptoms develop, we're here to help.

Dr. Nechyba

 




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