He did seem pretty bad at first. The longer I held him, though, and he relaxed, we started to see some improvement just because I could fix some of the minor issues that only a mommy can. I don't know what to call this, though. Not a cold, there's no runny nose. No fever. He's very chest-congested, though, and definitely has a sort of bark-y cough. Sort of. It's just every once and awhile, he coughs and it sounds pretty bad when he does. He doesn't want to lay down, but he's exhausted from being up all night. Occasional sneezes too, but he always does that so I can't tell if it's related. Otherwise, he's acting normal- playing, smiling, etc.
Things that make this hard for me to figure out: He tried a new food yesterday morning. Had more of it early afternoon. This doesn't seem like a food allergy type thing, but IANAD. He's also teething. Mom mentioned that one of his ears seemed sore but it came and went. Teething could do that. But I dunno.
Doc and clinics aren't open today. By the time I remembered they had a Quick Care in WalMart, it was closing. I don't think this is bad enough for a trip to the ER, especially since he doesn't rattle when he breathes or have trouble breathing, and his behavior is otherwise normal for an overtired uncomfortable boy.
I guess all that remains is to watch him and take him to the ER if it gets worse. It seems to get better when he sits up, which makes sense since I always do too when I have chest congestion, but this is my first kid so I'm a little inexperienced here...
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