…Hopefully this is not a trend 😦 darn those tiny ear canals!! He’s been congested since day one but it’s just gotten worse. At his first doctor’s appointment, the doctor suggested a cool mist humidifier, which we went out and purchased right away. I have an electronic aspirator coming in the mail tomorrow and I use saline drops in his nose.
All these things have helped, but he still has fluid in his ears and nose. I’m just not sure that I can do anything else to help him.
He’s sleeping in a portable bed right now that keeps him propped up. He seems more comfortable in that so I hope that helps to drain this evil goo from his nose.
He had a rough night last night- it was the worst. I just snuggled with him while he snuffled and snorted trying to breathe. I know how miserable I am when I can’t breathe so I can only imagine. 😦
I had noticed a frequency in his pootie diapers this morning and he seemed cranky, so his appointment this morning couldn’t have come at a better time. The doctor gave him antibiotics and he seems to be feeling better already. I’m so sad he is already having issues…and that he is already on medication. His ENT appointment next week doesn’t look promising.
Anyway- Eli’s stats:
He is in the 10th percentile on the typical growth chart- our tiny man! But he is growing well 🙂
His next follow up is in 2 weeks and we discuss the serious business of vaccines. This has got my tummy all in knots- big decision.
I’m now enjoying some quiet time on the couch with Barry and waiting for UPS to return my call. His clothes hamper was supposedly delivered today but I never got it. >:/ grrr…and it takes a million phone calls to get anything done- still not resolved and I’m going to pitch a fit if I can’t get it replaced. I’ve been home all day and never had issues with things being left at my door so it’s very frustrating to be told it was delivered when it wasn’t. (“Ma’am, did you check the backyard? Is there someone else living in your home that could have picked it up for you? Is it behind a bush?” Seriously…?)
Positive stuff for today-
-I got a good nap in despite the rough night!
-Pumping is still going wonderfully!
-Barry came home to visit for lunch and my mom is making the cutest cloth diapers in the whole world! I can’t wait for Eli to start wearing them.
Off to scare the crap out of my husband with a “family planning” discussion. hehe