Sunday, October 24, 2010

hard to breathe

It is such a hopeless feeling when your baby is sick. Lila has her first virus and I think I am in worse shape than she is. Saturday morning she woke up really congested and had a hard time breathing out of her nose. I put her in comfy clothes because I know that is what I like to wear around the house when I am sick. We just hung out during the day and tried to soak in some sunshine, even though it was chilly outside.
Saturday night she was taking a nap after dinner with my parents and woke up just fussing and gasping for breath. I picked her up and realized she has a fever. 100.6, which is a low grade fever but my little one has never had a fever before so it seems like a big deal to a new mom. We spent all of Saturday night with her sleeping on my chest, giving her Tylenol every 4 hours and making sure she was elevated enough to breathe.

Today has been better with her fever only going up once and she is not struggling to breathe quite as bad. However, she is now tugging on her ears so off to the pediatrician in the morning for us. I hate feeling so helpless, like there is nothing I can do to make her pain go away. This is a part of being a parent that seriously sucks.

When an illness knocks you on your ass
you should stay and relax for a while
before trying to get back up.
~Terri Guillemets

1 comment:

Casey Martinez said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your boo boo!! I pray that her fever has gone away by now and that she is feeling better soon. Ug...I hate seeing my little one miserable so I feel for you:-(