Well I think I missed my chance at the Mom of the year Award today!
So I am driving from a potential new childcare place for Liam and Eloise for the next school year (a whole other post) and I was thinking, *Man, Liam was sleeping so well and all of a sudden he is up several times a night! Teeth are in, cold is bothering him but not too badly - he has had worse (insert slight nagging feeling), he must be trying to manipulate us into pulling him in bed...he loves the attention....wait - he has had a runny nose for a week now and the cough started on Saturday, hmmmm, maybe I will call doc and explain symptoms to* (end thought start dialing phone)
Well I told the nurse
1. No fever
2. Runny Nose on and off for the past 2 weeks, mostly clear, occasional green in the morning
3. Frequent wakings the last 2 nights and hard to console
Nurse: "Does he get ear infections?"
Me: "he had one at 5 months but never since...we keep his bed on a slant and the humidifier going all year long"
Nurse: "Well bring him in, croupe is going around and we want to make sure it is not that"
So I take him in. Keeping in mind the child has had NO lack in energy, NO lack of appetite, NO (and this is a big NO) lack of conversing, and his cough is rare during the day. Mostly at night.
Well we leave with 5 perscriptions. An antibiotic for his double ear infection:eek: an oral medication for the infection in his lungs:eek::eek: new meds for his nebulizer which I am to have him do every 6 hours or sooner if he is coughing badly:eek: and then 2 other meds for breathing (a different one to try with nebulizer if the first does not clear it up enough in the next 3 days and a new inhaler med which is optional).
So I guess frequent wakings, even with a crappy sleeper can be a sign that something bigger is going on. the dr. did an informal test for asthma and it came back somewhat inconclusive so they are going to keep a close eye on his symptoms over the next 6 months.
feeling like the the worst Mom ever, I just keep shrugging it off as a seasonal cold. Then we leave and I am sitting in the car on informational overload and another thought hits me...
*sh#t! Eloise has been super congested for a week and even coughed a few times this morning.
I sort of shrugged hers off as new born, wacky weather, possible future allergy type of cold, too! Back to the dr tomorrow with her
On a good note - Liam was super awesome taking all the meds in the office and sitting with the face mask and nebulizer while reading a book. The nurse there is in love with him
Hope to have good news reagarding Eloise - although I am thinking she probably has whatever infection he has! DUH MOMMY!!!!