Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Sick Babe

Its heartbreaking to have a sick baby. You literally feel helpless I just want to be super mama and make it all better. Poor little man has a terrible cold, his cough is deep and congested and his nose is so stuffy. He's having a hard time nursing because of it. But my little man is a trooper....

He's been doing a lot of this.....
And a lot of this.....

But in between he still find time for this. Its amazing how kids are. He is happy and smiley despite feeling crappy. I can see it in his little eyes they are tired despite all the sleep. I just want to hold and snuggle and love on him all day, anything I can do to help him.
We've been doing all the home remedies I know of.....humidifier in the room, sitting in a steamy shower, vicks vapo rub to the feet & chest (the baby kind of course), saline drops to the nose. Its not helping much. He only has a low grade temp of about 100*F and I have been giving him Tylenol or Motrin when he seems uncomfortable. His second tooth is on its way to boot, poor guy!
We saw Dr.S yesterday and he feels the same way I do about antibiotics (they are great when used properly but unfortunately are FAR over prescribed) and so he gave me a prescription and said to watchfully wait and decide if I think its necessary, for now its in the diaper bag. If this is a virus, which it likely is because his temp is not very high then antibiotics will not help. For now I will encourage rest and nutrition, especially breastmilk (Les is sick too, and I am not maybe I have some antibodies to share?). If things get worse or persist to a week then we will reconsider the antibiotics. For now I will give him lots of love tho!

3 comments:

Mitzi G.!! said...

Hope he is feeling better soon!!

Francis said...

aww poor thing:( Hope he gets better soon!

Jillian said...

Oh I hate it when Emerson is sick, although she has only been sick twice! Hope he feels better soon! And love your new page!!