Sunday, December 21, 2008

Call in Sick

This weekend has been a lot of fun. Daddy got sick on Wednesday, and then Joey and I started with the congestion Friday night. Daddy and I took turns Friday and Saturday holding Joey so that he was somewhat upright, keeping the mucus from draining into his throat. Otherwise, we'd put him down and in less than a half hour he'd been wheezing and coughing and it was horrible. But we suctioned a lot, used some saline solution for irrigation, and he's doing much better. (So are Mommy and Daddy.) In the meantime, we're using a pillow to prop up his head. Oh yeah, and I don't think it got above zero today, so we needed extra blankets to keep warm.

On a happier note ... only 5 more days until we're in Easton!!


rockle said...

can you use a vaporizer yet? even if it's just water. we use ours when shae gets a hint of the sniffles and it's been a big help. (ours is vick's brand, and it puts out cold water mist.) we missed out on the very early colds, though, so i'm probably no help at all.

Tina said...

Sitting upright is not easy, but it works! I also recommend a cool mist vaporizer, especially in winter since the air is so dry because of the heat always running. Hope you're doing better!

The Schoeneman's said...

Try a cool mist vaporizer - they work great! Also, try taking him into a steamy bathroom for 10 minutes or so 3-4 times a day. That works great too! Other than that colds make for very long nights and days too. I feel for you guys. I hope you are all feeling better soon!

mom said...

oh my god he looks so cute just talked to nancy jo and cecilia is not sleeping at all!!! cant wait to get my hands on him i love you mom