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I knew it would happen eventually, but Vivi has her first cold. Last week she was super fussy and I thought it was just a fussy period that can happen between 6-8 weeks, but then Friday night I thought her cry sounded different and more hoarse, then overnight she started to develop a cough and obvious congestion so I called the Dr and brought her in for a Sat A.M. appointment. Luckily the cough isn't in her chest, but she has a sinus cold. The Dr. recommended saline drops in her nose and the bulb to pull them out as well as using a cool mist humidifier and keeping her elevated when she sleeps and during the day.
So, today is Monday and we've been doing all of this and I would say she is just the same, no better no worse, maybe even gunkier in her nose. She still has an appetite, but isn't back to her normal 4 oz. On a good feeding she'll take down 3 oz and I think she's hungry enough, it's just dairy mixed with all that phlem build up just causes her to cough even more so it's like a catch 22 to either be hungry or to get some formula in her belly, but it irritates her throat. Oh and the boogers! She's a snot machine and just "adores" the nasal bulb and drops.
I really just feel run down (plus I totally have her cold as well). I'm just so spent trying to take care of her and feeling like I'm failing. I can't make it better and those coughs that just seem to shake her little body are KILLING me. I feel like I'm coughing and suffering along with her, I hurt for her
I know I can't prevent every cold, but I feel so bad that she is sick. I also feel like "what should I do?" Should I call the Dr back and say it's not better or ride it out another day? I know her body needs to learn to fight off infection and colds so I don't want to rush to get her on medicine, but it's so hard listening to her feel crummy that it makes me want to cry with her!
I'm thinking I should keep monitoring and call tomorrow if it's still no better. Any thoughts mamas?