My baby is sick and he’s bringing us all down with him! Help!
My poor little Bubba couldn’t sleep last night; it was not pleasant at all! At first I thought it was teething because it looked like his top tooth was trying to break through. (He already has two bottom teeth, and when they broke through, the kid was in serious discomfort) But now I think he’s just plain ol’ sicky. His nose is super runny, he sneezes from time to time, and nothing helps him sleep throughout the night. Daddy and I tried everything! We rubbed and patted his back, gently shook the crib, put on his musical glow worm, we even tried a song and dance…nothing. And now that decongestants for babies are off the market, what’s a Mommy to do!
All we could do was rub some baby vicks on his back, give him some Tylenol and hope for the best. (Note: if your kid is asthmatic, baby vicks or any other inhalants are not recommended) My friend suggested I run a hot shower and sit with him in the bathroom. The steam is supposed to loosen the built up mucus. UGH…I’ve been worried about him all day.
When I left for work, my bubba’s cute little face looked so exhausted. My heart actually broke in half when I walked out the door to go to work. WTF! Work blows! I love my job, but I wanted to stay home with my sick kid. It’s the idea of work that sucks. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, we should have a 4 day work week and a 3 day weekend. We would all have a much more balanced life. How would one go about trying to change the work week? Who even made an official 5 day work week? Hmm…
Anyway, my kid is sick and I probably won’t get much sleep tonight. Looks like I won’t be sleeping for a while…another 5 years or so…Anyone have any suggestions on how I can relieve my 7 month old’s insanely stuffy nose?