Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Poor Baby

Madeline is sick. We’ve been to see the doctor this morning, and we found out that she has the croup and an ear infection. Poor baby. She cried and cried last night. I knew something was wrong, but I didn’t know what. Then during the night she started having an awful sounding cough and wheezing. She was terribly hoarse and so stuffy she couldn’t nurse. We’ve started her on antibiotics already, and hopefully the ear infection will be getting better soon. However, our doctor said to expect that the croup will continue for a couple more nights. I guess illness is no respecter of holidays. Merry Christmas!


Jeni said...

Oh, that's a shame!! I hope her medicine works quickly & that she feels better soon - poor girl.

Autumn-Rose said...

Poor thing! They make these earache drops that temporarily relieve pain, we got them for Richard and they work great! Similasan - Earache Relief, they can be found at the drug store, walmart, etc. If she is old enough for Motrin yet, I would alternate Tylenol and Motrin every 3 hours to help with any more pain. I hope she feels better soon! Here is a link to a dosage chart for ty & Mo. haha. http://www.jaxpeds.com/tylenolmotrin.pdf