Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Guppy had his 6 month well check-up yesterday.  Remember that illness I told you about last week?  Well, my little man still has a cough and that phlegmy sound in this throat.  I didn't really think much of it.  He has been in good spirits lately, and his sleeping has returned to normal (which for him, is waking every 2 to 3 hours during the night to nurse). 

Upon listening to his breathing, the doctor seemed very concerned.  She kept asking me lots of questions about how long he has been wheezing.  Honestly, I didn't think he was wheezing.  I just thought he had some mucousy stuff in his throat that he needed to clear out with a few good coughs.  Apparently, I am a moron. 

The doctor decided to give him a breathing treatment right there in the office.  After 10 minutes she came back to listen to him.  He was still wheezing.  She sent us home with our very own nebulizer and instructions to do breathing treatments 4 times per day.  She wants to see him back on Thursday to check his breathing.

I felt like the world's worst mother.  How could I not know that my baby was struggling for air? 

Doesn't he look cute with his little face mask?  You know, in a sick baby kind of way.


antropologa said...

Yes, he does look cute. Hope he is better soon!

May said...

Poor Guppy;;;;How were you supposed to know :(.... Hope he has a speedy recovery

Jenny said...

poor guy! hope he feels better soon...and he is so adorable!

allyk said...

Don't feel bad. This happened to me too. My kid had a cold and cough that didn't go away so we went to the doctor and came home with the same equipment and did that 4 times a day at home. He is such a cutie pie!

misguided mommy said...

OMG you cant know. Same thing happened to me and the actual way they tell is put the stethescope down near their belly and listen to breathing sounds. It's not even something we can hear without putting a stethescope in exactly the right spot. She was just being a jerk to make you feel like that.

We own a nebulizer now. The doctor sent me home with one that I thought was a rental. Turns out I got a bill for it and now I own that bad boy. I was mad at first but now at least any time I think they are sick I can save a doctor trip and give it to them.

amanda said...

omg that is the sweetest picture ever!!! poor baby!!

but you know better than to be hard on yourself!! you are an awesome mama!!