December 31, 2008

Sick Baby :-(

Austin came down with a cough the other day and I thought it was just a reaction to the change in weather and dry air. So, I started up the humidifier and gave him some saline drops, but it continued to get worse. It's such a sad and pitiful thing to watch a baby cough and it almost brings me to tears everytime he does it.

Yesterday he started sneezing a lot and had some diarrhea and last night after his 4am feeding, he vomited and it scared me to death! Being the panicky new mom that I am, I called the doctor's office as soon as they opened and talked to a nurse about my sick little guy. She said it sounds like he's just got a cold and the mucus buildup is causing the vomiting and diarrhea. She said to use a humidifier and saline drops, which I've already done, and that there's really nothing else we can do but wait it out.

I feel so helpless and it hurts me that my baby is hurting. Luckily, however, he's still been the happy, content little guy he always is despite his illness! I imagine he caught the cold after being around so many people this Christmas so I plan on keeping him indoors for a few days until he gets to feeling better. I hate it, but I may have to go back to making people wash their hands before handling him again, especially during this cold and flu season. I just didn't realize how miserable it would make me to have a sick baby, more so than him I do believe!

1 comment:

All these B's and Me! said...

Oh hun! I know what you mean. It's terrible and it breaks your heart when they are so sick and pitiful.

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