Between wheezes, sneezes, and just “feeling yucky,” it’s never fun to watch your child get sick. But if he has a congenital heart defect (CHD), it can even be dangerous.
Heart kids can have weaker immune systems than other people. It can take them longer to recover from an illness, and they’re at a higher risk for developing complications. For example, a case of the flu can turn into pneumonia.
So it’s important to recognize symptoms of illnesses quickly, get your child to the doctor right away, and make sure she’s getting the right treatment. Read More