Naomi is sick. :o(
Poor baby. She is just not herself. It is a scary thing for a parent to have a sick baby. They can't tell us how they feel - you kinda have to guess. We thought she was just getting Francis' cold but this morning she was making weird inhale noises when she coughed or cried. It really scared the crap out of me. Off to the doctor. Turns out she has croup. Poor baby.
My doctor told me there were 2 possible treatments. One involves steroids the other involves no medication but a cold air humidifier, an open window and a snowsuit. Of course I picked the latter. :o)
This brings me to post something I think may be of use to new parents out there.
Most coughs and colds are best remedied by putting the baby in a cool humid room (cold air vaporizer, open window). Place a folded towel or blanket under the mattress at one end so baby is sleeping on a slight angle. Spray some saline solution in each nostril, wait 30 seconds and use the snot sucker (nasal bulb) to get everything out. Administer Tempera (or equivalent) for fever. Don't give a baby cough syrup. Ever.
Maybe some of you BTDT parents have some other suggestions, ideas, contributions?? I like to take a natural approach as much as possible. Recently a friend told me about Camilia which you have to get at a health food store - but it is amazing for teething as it's a pain reliever and fever reducer. Another friend told me about OLBAS oil (oil of basil). It's a sort of aromatherapy that has a strong scent (like Vick's or eucalyptus). You can put a few drops on baby's pj's or on bedding to help open nasal passages.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Naomi is sick. :o(
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Daddy and the birthday girl!
Mommy and Francis helping her blow out the candles
Yummy cake! (She especially enjoyed the frosting!)
All partied out!
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