Horrible night with DD

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PeppermintPatty's picture
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Horrible night with DD

So I took Moriah in to the ped yesterday and I was told it looks like the virus she had is on its way out. Well, she was up ALL night (no exaggeration!!) coughing, crying and miserable with tons of drainage pouring from her nose and a fever on top of it. At one point she coughed so hard, she gagged and through up the little bit she ate at dinner time.

I am taking her to the ENT today (the one who put her tubes in) to see if there is anything going on with her sinuses. The kid is constantly dripping from her nose and her sinuses never seem to dry up.

Is Moriah the only one who seems to constantly be sick with something? I know I always post about this child and her illnesses but it is driving me insane. My sweet little selectively vaccinated, breast fed, non daycare child needs to get healthy and build up some sort of immunity!! I guess I can blame it on her big sister??

I am exhausted. Sad

Girlandi's picture
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Kat is frequently ill, but she usually dries up for a week or two between illnesses. I feel like I've been wiping her nose since September when she started what seems to be a two week sick, two week healthy cycle. I'd say if she never dries up it'd be good to get her checked out, just to make sure it isn't something besides constant colds/illness.

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Sad

Hope you can get better sleep tonight!!!

PeppermintPatty's picture
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She is probably somewhat healthy for about a week to 10 days, then she gets hit again with a cough and runny nose and mild temp.

This night is not going very well for us. Sad

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Have you tried to give her some allergy medicine to see if that would clear her nose up a bit, at least for sleeping?

There are also wall plug in vapor things you can get so her room will smell like Vicks VapoRub but it really helps with their breathing.

Hugs to you Mama!!

PeppermintPatty's picture
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"babyJtime" wrote:

Have you tried to give her some allergy medicine to see if that would clear her nose up a bit, at least for sleeping?

There are also wall plug in vapor things you can get so her room will smell like Vicks VapoRub but it really helps with their breathing.

Hugs to you Mama!!

I have been using some camphor on her chest and a little under her nose. That does seem to hep thin the mucus a little. I also have started using a vaporizer in her room.

The ENT suggested Children's Zyrtec but I have yet to give her any.