This is Katie Rose’s first cold, and it is not a pretty picture. Because of her damaged lungs (normal for a 24-week preemie who spent time on a ventilator in the NICU) her breathing sounds like a race car, fast, and kind of thick. She’s hungry, but when we try to feed her she usually starts coughing, and spits it all up. The coughing also means that she doesn’t sleep very well, and neither do we. Phyllis has been up with her for most of the last three nights.
The good news is that she’s generally healthy, and this too shall pass. We’re bringing her in to her pediatrician tomorrow, and maybe some antibiotics will help, but one way or another I expect her to feel better in the next few days. And, she’s worth it.