Ethan woke up this morning coughing and sneezing even more than he did yesterday; I even detected some phlegm when he coughed. We fed him his Rhinathiol and Polaramine, despite his fierce protests… it always tugs my heartstrings to see him cry and scream like that when we try to feed him medicine 🙁
After dropping him off at the sitter’s (with instructions to give him more milk and water, and to wipe his nose), I called Dr Jessica to inquire what could be wrong. She reassured me that the symptoms for his illness would tend to take a turn for the worse on the 3rd or 4th day, before becoming better. As long as he wasn’t wheezing (which was a sign of bronchitis), there should be nothing to worry about. She also said I could bring him in for a quick checkup in the evening if I wanted to be further reassured and for her to check Ethan too.
I then called Mrs Tan, our babysitter, and she proudly proclaimed that Ethan had finished his entire morning feed of 5oz of EBM at one go and was feeling better already. In fact, he was taking a nap when I called. I was glad. 😀
After work, Pete and I took Ethan to see Dr Jessica, who again confirmed and reassured us that his lungs were clear. She cautioned us, however, that if his breathing was rapid (more than 40 breaths per minute), we should inform her. She instructed us to continue with the medication and hopefully with the breastfeeding, he would be all well tomorrow.
Dearest darling Ethan boy, Mommy and Daddy are praying that you will get well soon!