Monday, March 16, 2009

*Sigh*... Not Again!

Emily is sick again.  I had Tyler in the doctor on Friday.  He had an ear infection and severe chest congestion.  Emily has had a little bit of a cough and a runny nose until today.  Now she has a full fleged barking cough.  It sounds like she's been smoking cigarettes for 30 years and is about to hack up a lung.  Her nose is running so bad I've been looking for the shut off valve all day.  Bless her heart, she's having such a hard time breathing that she can't eat much because it's hard to breathe while sucking through a bottle.  This little chicka (and her mommy) has had one rough winter.  I gave her a couple of puffs of her inhailer tonight and she screamed her head off!  As you can see in the photo, as long as she could play with it herself she was fine, but she did NOT want me to press it against her face. 

The only way she can get any rest is to sit up to keep the cough at bay. Guess who will be sitting up with her tonight...okay, do you give up!  Well, hello there.  I'll be here all night, I'm sure.  Maybe I'll catch up on some shows I've had DVRed for weeks that I cannot find the time to watch.  That's a whole other post, though isn't it? 

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FelicityatCUbes said...

I hear you. You just described my entire February this year. Either one or both of my kids seemed to be sick the entire month. Hope you get a little sleep or at least some fun tweeting.

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Becca said...

Oh, mama. I am sending you and Ems thoughts of health and sleep. I love you both!

Callie Ann said...

I will say to you. I have totally been there. You have lot's of company in spirit sitting there with you. I hate it when the little ones are sick. hugs to you girly

Tammy said...

I hope she feels better soon! Did you try putting her in her car seat and letting her sleep there...that ways she's sitting up and you guys might be able to catch a few z's.

Lois Grebowski said...

poor baby, hope she's feeling better soon!

Kara said...

Aw, poor Emily, I hope sge gets better soon!

The Hawg! said...

There is absolutely nothing worse than a sick baby. I remember panicking when mine were tiny and they'd get ill.

Good luck!

Dianne said...

I hope she's feeling better soon - sounds like everyone needs a lot of rest - of course you'll be the last to get any

take care - I'm thinking of you

Linda said...

That poor little girl; she's going to think that breathing is tough all the time at the rate she's been going this winter. And poor you, too! I bet you will be more than happy to see this winter end along with all of these illnesses.

Hang in there and catch a nap when you get the chance!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I'm so sorry honey. Poor little one. I hope this one isn't as severe as the last bout.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

Sandra Carvalho said...

Oh no! Not again poor thing....
I had to use my nebulizer on Eric a couple of days ago too...
Hope she gets better soon.
And...Yeah!I'm back!LOL!
Love ya.
xoxoxo

Twisted Cinderella said...

Oh poor Emily and poor mommy! It is so rough when babies are sick. ((Hugs)) I hope she gets better soon.

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Star8278 said...

Oh nos!
Hugs to all. Hope she's feeling better today.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh honey how awful! i know how it feels when sarge is like this, but the baby??? oh no!

hugs, bee
xoxoxoxxoxoxooxxo

Akelamalu said...

Oh poor little Emily. I'm sending her some Reiki I hope it helps, and for Tyler too. x

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

Aww, poor peanut (and mama)! Well wishes and sleep wishes being sent your way.

Roger said...

I hope she gets better soon!

Sanni said...

Oh nooooo! Sending over good vibes ♥

I am Sockpuppet said...

As always, A mommy's work is never done! So sorry your little one is ill. please take care of yourself too. hugz

Desert Songbird said...

My kids still pass colds around to their parents! It must be because we're such an affectionate family; we can't help but share germs.

Hang in there, Mom. You'll get through this!

Kim said...

That really is a bummer! But I completely understand. Hopefully you were able to watch those shows. :) Hope you all get better soon!

Patois said...

You two really have done enough in the illness department. I'm so sorry she's sick again.

Mags said...

Hoping you and the kiddos are feeling a little better today!!

Mo said...

Wow...it *does* sound like you guys are having a ruff winter; just think, Spring IS coming - and, I hope it finds everybody at your place happy AND healthy!!

(Here, maybe this will help cheer you...)

Heart of Rachel said...

I'm sorry to hear that. I hope that Emily and Tyler will get well soon.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Hi, I hope your little ones feel better soon. I'd love for you to stop by my blog. I love making new blogging buddies. (:

Tricia said...

Andreia was sick like that from just before she turned 2 until about 3 1/2. It was hard enough dosing meds then, I can't imagine it with a baby. I also remember many sleepless nights hoping she wasn't catching what I was watching on tv as she sat sleeping in my arms. I'm grateful now that she can do her own inhaler when she needs it, and understands that it makes her feel better.

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CanCan (MomMostTraveled) said...

Aww! Both of my boys had to use that itty bitty inhaler thingy at different times, too. Kind of sad! But it really did help clear up the congestion in the lungs.

CanCan (MomMostTraveled) said...

Aww! Both of my boys had to use that itty bitty inhaler thingy at different times, too. Kind of sad! But it really did help clear up the congestion in the lungs.

Becca said...

How's she doing now?

gaga said...

my son has been on a nebulizor since he was 3 months old and hospitalized 4 times... the only things i have found to work is a cool mist humidifior every night along with homeopathic allergy tablets to keep him from getting congested and clogging his bronchial tubes! he is 14 months old now and i put cinnimon in his bottle to help with the runny nose that comes wih allergies. this combination i have found to really work!! i hope she starts feeling better soon!