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.