Sidney’s new nickname is Wheezer (except here in Rhode Island you have to pronounce it “wheeze-ah”. The past couple of times she has gotten Jackson’s cold she has turned into a wheezing machine. I took her to the doctor on the 16th when she was just starting out with this mess. We saw a different pediatrician in the practice who chalked it up to the start of a cold and what to watch for. I’ve been watching and wouldn’t you know Wheezer made sure to give me a good show to watch.
For the first time in my 2 year career as a mother, I had to call the after hours service at our pediatrician’s office. Fortunately, our personal doctor (one of 5 in the practice) was on call and knew Sidney’s history of wheezing. She even let me email her a video since I never know if her breathing is too labored or just right. She said that if she got any worse to take her to the hospital, but otherwise she’d see me this morning.
Fast forward to this morning and we have our first snow storm of the year. Murphy’s Law, right? Luckily my CR-V is all wheel drive so Sidney and I bundled up and
slid drove to the doctors. She was, in fact, wheezing and she got her very first nebulizer treatment. The nebulizer is completely new to me since neither I nor Jackson have ever wheezed. She was a great sport and we had to brave the snow again to the Target pharmacy on the way home to get the very last box of the infant dose of Xopenex. While they filled the script I managed to fill my shopping cart with more crap from Target (side note: why can’t I ever make it out of there spending less than $100?!). Her prescription was filled and we headed home.
She’s now enjoying our first “real” New England snow storm in her swing while the rest of us watch BC Man’s team
get beat play a basketball game. My fingers are crossed that the nebulizer will help her breathe easier and kick this virus to the curb. If you’re getting snow today, I hope you’re able to curl up next to the fireplace and relax. We have some crafts on the agenda for Jackson, including making some homemade Valentine’s Day Cards. xo
PS. At 14 weeks and 1 day old she weighs 12 pounds and 12 ounces.