So. Allergies. We live in one of the worst places in the country for allergy sufferers and apparently babies are not immune. My poor baby is either phlegmy and coughing or dripping snot, both gross, both miserable. Add to that his tendency toward breathing issues and we are in a grumpy, tense place.
For now, we’re doing scheduled breathing treatments and a lot of new games – the snot-sucker game (success: he waits patiently, then laughs), the coughing-spit up game (so-so: he doesn’t cry anymore at least), and (total failure so far) the wipe-your-nose game. I can’t figure out how to make that last one not suck since it seems a fair biological reaction to fight something covering your breathing apparatus but I’m still trying.
I ordered an air purifier, wipe down the animals when they come in from outside, and hose down my kiddo before every sleep time so he’s relatively free of allergens. I’m a Swiffering fool and am refusing to take allergy meds if he can’t, so I’m a picture of disgusting drainage too. Lovely.
Let’s hope this is enough to keep us out of the hospital. I’m open to any suggestions.