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Friday, November 26, 2010

Relapse

Just when we thought we were in the clear, Lauren came down with another bad cough last Saturday night. It has continued so far throughout this week and I got a call from daycare yesterday at 4pm to come get her. She had a coughing attack for an hour and a half and couldn't stop long enouygh to drink some water.

Poor baby. She looks exhausted, and she was just starting to look like her usual cheerful self after the last cold two weeks ago. She hasn't been getting restful sleep and has been ending up in our bed again, so we're all looking ragged.

The other night I read online that Vicks VapoRub can help to soothe a cough, so I bought some yesterday after speaking with the pharmacist. Seemed to help a little, but not exactly the miracle that many parents claimed in the article I read. But I suppose any bit of help is good.

Other than the rub and  honey and lots of liquids and standing in the cold night air and a warm mist humidifier, there's nothing to do except to wait it out. And when this cold is finally gone we wait again on tenterhooks until the next cold comes along.