Wheezy – the missing 8th dwarf.

Looking so serious
Looking so serious

Ok…although he is not technically a dwarf, he is little. But…he’s a baby so that is to be expected.

For family and friends: it is no surprise that the J-ster has had a rough winter. We battled cold after cold after cold. We’ve suffered through fevers and RSV, so when he became a snot-factory again and the cough began for the millionth time, we didn’t stress. We know what to watch for with RSV. In case you are interested: watch how baby breathes. If his breath becomes hollow and his chest is rising (as opposed to his diaphragm, call the doc.). If his nostrils flare when breathing (meaning he is struggling to get breath, get to the doc). So I watch his nose. I watch his lungs. Yada yada yada. Basically, I don’t want to pay the doctor to tell me these things by taking him in.

Well, the cough has been getting worse. He’s super gunky and he was starting to sound a bit wheezy to me. So, on Thursday, Husband made him an appointment in the morning and we went in.

The doctor came in, took a listen, and agreed with Mama Bear. He sounded wheezy to him too. So for the second time, J got to meet “Sammy the Seal” – the baby nebulizer. He wasn’t a fan but we managed. Now he’s on a steroid to clear up the gunk. Hopefully it lasts. Husband and I both have allergies so I’m sure he’s suffering from that as well.

On the positive side: Happy 10 months Mr. Man!! Oh, and he’s pumped: we had taken down the Johnny Jump Up because we thought we were reaching the weight max (24 lbs.). Well, our little man continues to be a peanut…he’s tipping the scale at 18.15 lbs. So, the jumper is back up and he couldn’t be happier!

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