Random Thoughts: Cranky Version II

I honestly wonder if there is an underlying problem.

Bun is sick again. Last week, she had no ear infection, and she was perfectly healthy when we left on Friday for a weekend out of town.

And now? Fever — over 100 for two days — coughing so hard she gags, congestion, and continuing constipation. Not eating well, not drinking well, not sleeping well.

I wonder if there is something that is making her vulnerable to every virus that comes along. I am seriously concerned, and I am not sure what to do.

When I called my pediatrician, I was told the cough could last for up to three weeks. To make her comfortable, I should run a humidifier in her room (done) and I could give her some OTC cough syrup like Delsym. If she runs a fever again today, I can take her to the office.

Yippee skippy.

I am thinking of taking her back to a chiropractor. And also of putting her on a dairy-free diet. I think that may help with the congestion and constipation.

I just don’t know what else to do. Surgery — ear tubes and/or an adenoidectomy — are only going to address the ear infections. Not that would be any small feat. But I don’t know if that’s going to stop the sick cycle.

I kind of doubt it.

Also, if someone could tell me where I put all the plastic eggs for Easter I would really appreciate it. We have about two dozen around this house somewhere, and if I have to run out at lunch tomorrow — especially if it’s during the wintry mix we’re supposed to be getting — someone is going to be very, very unhappy. Monkey is supposed to be doing an egg hunt at preschool on Thursday, and she can’t if she doesn’t have eggs.

I would like to put in for some spring. Thank you.

2 thoughts on “Random Thoughts: Cranky Version II

  1. Dairy-free might help with the congestion, since dairy does thicken our mucous production (gross but true).

    However, I’d also suggest one of my favorite daily things: Stonyfield Farms yogurt. Organic and with the live active bacteria that are said to help boost the immune system.

    Hang in there! It’s been a rough illness cycle for all of us.

  2. I kind of think it’s just been one of those years. All the kids at our daycare have been sick more than they were last year, especially with a cough that doesn’t seem to want to JUST DIE ALREADY.

    *ahem*

    Yeah, we’ve been fighting the cough, too. Nights at our house are just SO fun, what with the constant waking from coughing.

    GAH!

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