Last week Colt giggled! It was the cutest sound I've heard in a long time. He is full of smiles, and it makes every bad thing go away.
It has been over a week since my adorable little guy smiled :( The day after his first giggle he started making a terrible sound...a really bad cough. It continued to get deeper and worse for the next two days so I finally took him into the doctor. Well, it wasn't great news: Colt has Croup (he coughs so deep that it sounds like a bark).
Colt is too little to take the normal medicine that they use to treat Croup. So, the doctor perscribed a nebulizer, and then had me go and get x-rays taken of my 2 month old. I was really scared as a parent to hear that I had to get x-rays, but they were worried that there was something worse going on in his lungs.
The x-rays were no fun. I had to put protective coverings on and then hold my tiny baby down on a table while they took multiple x-rays. No baby should have a cough like Colt's or go through the tests that he endured. :( Thank goodness the results came back normal! The first good news we've had in awhile.
We have now been giving Colt breathing treatments at least twice a day. It's really hard to see his really watery, sad eyes look up at me as a fit of racking coughs take over his tiny body. He basically stopped eating, and would just cry all day with no way to calm him. I hate not being able to take the pain away from him; it's probably one of the hardest things you have to do as a parent. Well, we've been using the nebulizer for a week now and I think there is some improvement in his cough.
We miss our happy, smiley little guy, and pray that he'll come back to us soon.