Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:40 AM
3.5 weeks ago, my 13-month-old started day care. At the same time, I fell pregnant and my breastmilk pretty much disappeared. He caught a cold. It's been 3.5 weeks and he's pretty much plateaued -- clear copious snot, dry barking cough (croup?) and generally miserable. He doesn't have a temperature, but he's so congested that he wakes up a LOT at night to cough and often doesn't resettle on his own. When we go in to resettle him, he falls asleep sounding like a little piggy and then changes to mouth-breathing before he'll sleep on his own.
So, I know it's probably just a virus, but it's been 3.5 weeks and if he's getting better, it's veeeery slowly. Should he be swabbed for a culture, just in case?
We're using the steam vaporiser, nasal aspirator, nasal saline, etc.