by Kim Hynes (WICHITA, Kan.)
All of the pediatric beds are full at Wichita's Wesley Medical Center and Via Christi Hospital. A third of those patients have the Respiratory Syncytial virus or RSV. It's a respiratory virus that makes it hard for babies to breath. To deal with the influx of cases this time of year, Wesley has started an outpatient clinic to free up more hospital beds.
Eight week old Adysin Tabtab needs the gunk in her lungs to be sucked out. She has RSV which makes it hard for her to breath and take a bottle. "If she could talk, I bet she would be yelling out some not so great things," said her dad Christopher Tabtab.
Tabtab called the doctor earlier this week about Adysin's condition. "I was thinking she has to go to the hospital. She's only 8 weeks, a really small child," he said. But since they caught it early, Adysin qualified for treatment at a new outpatient clinic at Wesley.