Saturday, November 13, 2010

the never ending sickness

Hampton came down with a cold (or maybe a sinus infection?) the night before Halloween. He was so pitiful that whole week, but I knew the end would be near. A couple days in, I became sick as well. Taking care of a sick baby while you feel so bad yourself is the pits! By Thursday, I had no voice, and H seemed to be losing his as well. Add in some raspy breathing and seal bark coughs, and we decided it was time to call the doc. After a visit to the after hours clinic, we were told he had fluid in his right ear but no infection. Other than that, he had a cold, and to continue with vicks vapor rub, saline and suction. Ugh!

Fast forward a week, and his cold has not gone away. I guess this is fairly "normal," but to us it wasn't. At night, his coughing was getting worse, and he was gasping for breath after coughing fits, so I knew it was time to call the doc again. He's now been diagnosed with croup and been given steroids to take over the next 4 days. I hate that he's been so uncomfortable and that there is just nothing I can give him to make it better. I hope it goes away for good very soon!

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2 comments:

~Jess said...

I think this is one of the worst things about being a mom....seeing your kid sick/struggling and not able to do anything to make it better.

*hugS* Hope you guys are all better soon!

t.bird said...

poor baby :(

fingers crossed that he gets better asap!