Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Ok Moms More Questions for you...
It is the day before Christmas Eve and Harper has a really really gross runny nose ( I am being polite since what I really want to say is really snotty nose). She slept from, what did we say 8:42pm last night until 6:45 this morning. I changed her diaper and then brought her into our sunlit den and realized her nose was almost completely sealed shut from dried... you know. So I ran some hot water and moistened a rag and went for the ole' nasal aspirator -which she hates.... but y'all I am not kidding I aspirated so much mucous I don't know even how to give you an accurate description. I aspirated A LOT of clear yellowy mucous. NO fever, NO decrease in appetite, no real mood changes. WTEFY book says there is nothing you can do for a common cold except hope it doesn't get worse.
So here was on the 23rd of December and my message to the phone nurse started something like this, "I know it is the day before Christmas Eve and I know this doesn't sound like an emergency, but...."
I really don't want to have a miserable feverish baby on Christmas with no options other than the emergency room.
Welcome to parenthood in Winter!
Does all of this go away in Summer?