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Old 05-07-2014, 10:00 AM   #1
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Sick sick sick

We have a nasty cold in my house!! I think Ronan and I caught it when we went to a Mom and Tots group last week. There were so many coughing and runny nosed kids running around. Taking care of a sick baby is no fun, especially when I am sick too He screams when he is feeding because he's hungry but can't breathe. He doesn't sleep more than an hour or two at a time. He wants to be held all the time, so I don't have time to even eat! And I'm not resting either. I have been putting saline drops in his nose at every feeding, sucking out the mucus with an aspirator a couple of times a day, have a humidifier running all the time, and I even propped up the mattress in his crib last night. So far, Scott isn't sick, and I hope he doesn't get it. At that point, it would be a "man cold" and I'd have to take care of TWO babies!
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:57 PM   #2
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Oh Lindsey, I'm so sorry! It's so hard to be sick and to have a sick baby. That happened to me when my daughter was about 6 weeks old, but it was just me that got sick, but I was so sick I couldnt get out of bed. She was breast feeding so I just laid in bed on my side and let her nurse.. I could hardly sit up. It was awful. Thankfully though, she didn't catch it. The other thing is that you have very little immunity to what we call "baby bugs". So that means for a while, you may get sick every time he does for awhile until you build up immunity to his illnesses. When my daughter had Abigail, we all were sick for a couple of years. But it all does pass pretty soon!
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Lindsey I crack up with your last sentence.

Hopefully you two will get better soon. Sending positive thoughts and energy for a speedy recovery.
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:50 PM   #4
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Oh my gosh, a couple of YEARS Gayle??? Yikes!!!

I am feeling a bit better now but I am also taking cold meds which poor Ronan can't take! He is still quite stuffy. But he did sleep for a 7 hour stretch last night so hopefully with more rest, his body is fighting it better!
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:01 PM   #5
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Happy to hear that your both feeling better
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:46 AM   #6
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Oh my gosh, a couple of YEARS Gayle??? Yikes!!!

I am feeling a bit better now but I am also taking cold meds which poor Ronan can't take! He is still quite stuffy. But he did sleep for a 7 hour stretch last night so hopefully with more rest, his body is fighting it better!
Lindsey....... I have heard an old fashioned remedy for bunged up, stuffy cold symptoms. I don't know if you have it, but it's a vapour rub called Vicks, little jar of menthol rub. I remember it from childhood, used to rub your chest, good for coughs and colds.
Well if you rub it on the bottom of the feet, then put socks on, the theory is it stops the snuffles etc. Don't think it can do any harm, and it may help him settle a little bit?

Poor little mite, it's awful when they are unwell.
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We do have Vicks, and my mom used to put it on our feet too growing up! But I've heard I can't put it on a baby. They do make baby Vicks though and I should really see if I can find it anywhere. Ronan is sounding just awful today Since I'm sick I've been rubbing Vicks on myself too, and holding him close to me so hopefully he can breathe it in. Tonight I am going to have a warm bath with eucalyptus bath salts and I will bring him in the bath with me to wash him too and hopefully the eucalyptus scent will clear his nose a bit. I feel so helpless! Poor little guy
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Old 05-11-2014, 06:32 AM   #8
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Lindsey your right, there is a baby Vicks, It has good reviews and recommendations, so could help.... Makes me wonder just how different it it to the normal one though?

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I hope the baby soon starts to get better..... Bless him x
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Lindsey, start the shower in the bathroom on HOT, shut the door and let the room steam up. Then take Ronan in there with the door shut and sit there with him in the bathroom with the shower still running for as long as you can stand the heat (I don't mean get in the shower, just sit in the bathroom). The steam from the shower will help clear his congestion a bit. Is he still eating good? My friends had to take their baby to the hospital and he's still here because he was so stuffed up he couldn't eat. He's the same age as Ronan.
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I have tried the steam Gayle and it helps for a bit but he stuffs right back up again! He is still eating well. I try to use the aspirator on his nose to suck out the mucus before he eats if he is seeming really stuffy. Sick babies are the worst!!!! I feel so bad for him all the time.
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He'll be OK, if he can eat and is resting. It'll get better!
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:04 PM   #12
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I pray you and little Ronan are feeling 100 percent better on the mend.... how horrible for you two!!! Did you try the baby Vicks?
Prayers sent your way... hope Scott stays well, like you said so well, men can be babies!!
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Old 05-18-2014, 09:57 AM   #13
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Scott found baby Vicks and brought it home.... and the package says not to use before 3 months! So he suffered but thankfully he is getting better now
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