We went to the doctor early Monday morning and the diagnosis was...are you ready?...this is exciting!...a really bad COLD. :o| Um, what? I mean, I was thrilled that her ears were clear, that it wasn't the flu or RSV, but a cold can cause this kind of misery?! And there is pretty much nothing we can do for her. It just has to run its course. We can sit with her in a steamy room to help loosen the congestion and we can put a pillow under one end of her crib mattress to help with the drainage but other than that, nada. No decongestants. No baby neti pots. (ha! I would try it!) No cough medicine. I did finally pick up some Vicks Baby Vapo Rub to see if it would help a little.
I can tell Baby Bibs is on the mend, though. She's been a milk fiend today. If she could talk, she'd be saying, "Mommy, gimme all that milk NOW!" in her best growly voice. She's also rolling onto her tummy, which she hadn't been doing at all earlier in this illness. I guess lying on your tummy while sick isn't so comfortable. I know she's still sick because she took an almost-two-hour nap this afternoon which she NEVER does. And she still has that cough that makes me wish I could take it away and do all that coughing for her. It breaks my heart to hear that ugly cough come out of her tiny little mouth.
Of course, I thought I'd share some pictures from today since V is feeling a little better. :)
The best things ever. They have helped me tremendously this week.
Yep. This face has pretty much been par for the course.
She has started sucking her bottom lip - maybe because of her teeth?
Tummy time today, complete with extra drool