12 May 2006

First Cold!

Well...Skyler got his first cold. Not sure if it came from swimming with other kids, the daycare, or our neighbors next door... Egads. I didn't even know what was happening - just heard him coughing a little (realized later that that was post-nasal drip) and then wondered at all this liquidy stuff coming out his nose. I used the nasal aspirator and this stuff just kept coming out (I know, TMI)... He started crying in the middle of the night as I was trying to figure out what was happening. Then Stan comes into the room and I'm just, "What is this stuff?" Stan looks at me and says, "Honey, he has a cold - that liquidy stuff is snot!!" LOL. I had no idea. Good thing he's been through this before. I just thought, "What the heck is going on??"

At first he hated having something put up his nose - didn't quite take to the suction effect. But yesterday, I bought a different aspirator, and now he just patiently lets me do my thing. I dread to think what might be next on the new mommy train....

3 comments:

katie said...

Oh, the first time they really get sick is the hardest, I will try to send getting-better vibes your way!

kate said...

i remember the first time bb got sick. oh! it was awful. his drippy nose became a BAD cough. poor little dude didn't know what'd him. and it scared the dickens out of me, too. i am hoping for a speedy recovery for him!

Laura said...

My son just had a random fever (as high as 104.8) for three days. I will still take that over the vomitting and diarrhea that he had in March! Welcome to the world of gross things you never thought of handling - literally handling.