Imagine being sick and having lots of congestion. You can’t stop coughing or sneezing. Your throat is sore. You are tired but can’t get any rest. Now imagine being 7 months old and having these problems, but you can’t communicate them because you can’t talk.
My baby is sick! I feel so bad for her. It started on Sunday. She had a fever and was coughing at night. I took her to the doctor. He said there wasn’t much I could do for her. Just keep liquids in her and treat the fever with a little baby tylenol.
It is four days later and I think she has gotten worse. What was once a night only cough is now a 24-hour cough. She sneezes all the time. And when she sneezes she shoots out gobs of snot from her nose. It’s really quite fascinating. They should make it a task on Minute to Win It. Baby’s got talent!
Neither of us has slept much in the last couple of days. She coughs all through the night and I am kept up by her coughing and by holding her so she can sleep. It doesn’t seem to help.
She looks so pathetic and I wish I could make her feel better. Thankfully the ladies at daycare are more than happy to hold her during the day and give her some extra TLC.
Today I am taking her back to the doctor. Since her cough has become worse and more frequent, I think it’s best to stay on top of it. And apparently I’m made of money.