Yuki is sick, part 1.
Yuki is in the middle of her first cold. Ever.
This is the first time she’s ever been sick in her whole life.
For the most part, she’s been handling it really well for a three-month-old. She smiles, laughs, and coos when we’re around her. Yuki just doesn’t sleep well, has problems breathing when she has a pacifier or is nursing, blows snot like you wouldn’t believe, and cries pretty hard for about 10 minutes before she passes out for the night. It’s been both not so bad, and terribly hard.
I wonder if it’s a telling sign of how her personality will be later on?
What sucks the most is that there doesn’t seem to be very much medical science can do for a sick infant. We have no problems loading ourselves up with Sudafed, Ibuprofen, acetominophen, Flu Shots. Chicken soup, dry heat, humidified heat, cranberry juice, elevated feet, acupressure – there are also a ton of alternative remedies for older kids and adults.
For an infant? Here’s your 0.4 ml of acetaminophen and a nostril sucker.
So, we’re pretty much just taking things easy with her. The infant Tylenol seems to work OK for a couple hours. We’ll probably have to keep a bib tied around her for the next 48 hours. And, Yuki will probably have to stay home tomorrow, instead of going to work with Kiki.
Hopefully, she’ll still smile through all of it.