Tuesday, January 4, 2011
One sick baby = one sleepy mama
I don't think Isabelle feels much like smiling when she feels so yucky. She has a terrible cough and even worse congestion, and the combination of it is hard for her to handle. (warning: grossness ahead) She'll get to coughing so hard that it'll loosen some of the mucus and then she'll start gagging and choking on the mucus, to the point that she'll spit up a mix of whatever is in her tummy and mucus. She really dislikes the aspirator and will fight me hard whenever I go to use it in her nose, but I think that helps some. Otherwise, I just feel so helpless, because there's really nothing I can do. The doctor recommended a cool mist humidifier, which we're using, along with saline for the nose and a little baby vicks, but I see little improvement :(
She definitely isn't sleeping as well and wakes frequently in the night or during naps and is very clingy while she's awake. I hope she starts feeling better soon.