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April 11th, 2013, 11:52 AM
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So Ember started daycare 2.5 weeks ago. Last Thursday she started having cold symptoms: runny nose and sounding congested. She has otherwise been fine. Eating well, sleeping well (some naps are longer than others for this last week), plenty of wet diapers. She hasn't been fussing or had a temp. So its been almost a week so I called the pedi yesterday because she is still sounding congested and runny nose. They said to keep an eye on it and watch for pulling ears and temp.

Well still no temp, but when I went over at lunch her teacher told me that she had green/yellow snot instead of the clear it has been and she didnt want her mid-morning bottle, but she finally took it and then after about 10 minutes she spit up an ounce/1.5 of the breastmilk and it was mucus-ie. She also sounded like she had heavier breathing.

When I talked with the pedi yesterday she told me to look out for a temp and for signs of an ear infection. She told me to try putting baby vicks on her feet and then put socks at night and to try the vicks baby plug-in. She said to keep using the cool mist humidifier. We did that last night, so maybe that is why she is trying to rid herself of all that mucus?

Should I call the pedi again? Or wait? The weekend is around the corner so I am a little hesitant to wait.

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April 11th, 2013, 12:02 PM
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That's weird because ours said to use a warm mist. Maybe that little change could help? Evan has been having the congestion and runny nose also but it has greatly improved after running the warm humidifier for 2 nights in a row. Heck even I'm having nose problems but mine is the opposite, it's SO dry.. then again it's spring and I live in the desert lol. Trust your gut. But just remember if it's a viral cold all you can do is let it pass.

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April 12th, 2013, 04:59 AM
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My school of thought as a FTM is that if something worries me or I have a question...call. I'm sure the peds are used to FTM questions and would think anything of it, even if just to put your mind at ease. Hope she is feeling better soon !

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April 12th, 2013, 08:15 AM
mal91011's Avatar Mommy to Maxwell
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Max has his first daycare cold. After the first week of sniffles but no fever I called just to get their opinion. They recommended things I was already doing and said if in 5 more days he was still the same they wanted to see him just to check him out.

So monday we went in for a check up because they wanted to check his lungs and ears. He was a little "rattley" but the weren't concerned about it moving into his chest.

She said since hes a daycare baby we shouldn't be surprised if he gets like 10 of these on his first year. Boooo.

So I guess I'm saying since we're ftms and have never experienced this before it doesn't hurt to keep in communication with your ped office.

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April 12th, 2013, 09:56 AM
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They didn't want to see her? When Sophia had a cold they told me to bring her in because the most important thing is to make sure her chest is clear. If I were you I would def tell them you want to bring her to be seen, just to be on the safe side...it prob is just a cold but better safe than sorry...she young.


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April 12th, 2013, 10:11 AM
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Ember seemed a LOT better last night and this morning hardly sounded congested. I think all her congestion was draining yesterday and that is why she spit up. I'm keeping an eye on her, but she seems to be acting normal. I think her cold bothers me more than it does her. Pedi said to keep an eye for fever and ear pulling and on Monday we can re-evaluate if she isnt getting better, but (fingers crossed) it looks like she is on the road to recovery of Cold #1.

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