So my girl is 2 months old and she has terrible congestion and has been coughing. It is worse at night when she is laying down I can hear it when she breathes, which I can't sleep as I am scared she will choke and I think it scares her as she kind of cries a little when she coughs. I have been using saline and a nose suction and the fluid is clear right now, breast-feeding as often as she will eat and cuddlIng her lots but I feel really stressed over this cold. It is 4:30am and I have decided to forgo sleep for the remainder of the night and hold her upright so she can get a good rest without coughing. it's Sunday here so my doctor isn't in until Monday, is that too long to wait to get her to see a doctor? Should I take her to emergency? To make matters worse we are away for the night right now and I feel myself coming down with it too, and OH is snoring logs beside me like usual being a mommy has it's challenges that's for sure. Just want my girl to get better and don't want to run the risk of rSV!
My LO had congestion a few months back and I took him in. They said for us it was just a small cold and nothing we can do other than saline and suction. We also have a cool mist humidifier in our room for him and his cot has a piece that angled him if I needed so I put that piece in. It was very very minor and he was only coughing because it was daubing in the back of his throat. After a few days it was gone. If its bother you maybe call the dr on call and see what they recommend
My baby was very congested at 6 weeks so i feel your pain! Sit her in the bathroom while you have a hot shower, the humidity will help. Does she have a fever? if she does i would definately take her to the dr so they can rule out anything that needs antibiotics.
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