SnotPosted: April 14, 2009 Filed under: Cooper | Tags: Cooper, head cold, illness, snot 5 Comments »
I hate snot and buggies! EWW!! Unfortunately as a mom I guess I am going to have to get use to wiping away these wonderful beauties. When Cooper woke up this morning, his entire left nostril was caked over and closed up with snot. I had the privilege of peeling away the sludge so my poor little boy could breath. After I finished opening his airway, he sneezed. Yep you guessed it, and he blew a huge wet one right on my shirt. I started to nurse him, but he was having a lot of trouble breathing so I thought it was best to get the snot sucker out. So I put some saline solution up his nose and proceeded to suck a ton of yellow snot from his nose. He hates it when I suck the snot out of his nose- you could probably hear his screams two zip codes away. Then of course, later in the day he just has snot running down his nose, which I must wipe unless he wants it ending up all over him.
I cannot wait until Cooper is old enough where I can hand him a tissue and say, “blow your nose!”
I think the “blow your nose” days are still so far away for both of us!
You can also try feeding him in an upright position. You sit back on like a recliner or sofa and have him tummy to tummy, in a kind of like standing position. This will help him be able to eat while being stuffy. 🙂
I hope hope hope you all feel better soon!!!!
When Anne Marie had a cold a couple months back, we bought an aspirator: http://www.onestepahead.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=516781
As soon as we got it in the mail, her cold was gone and she hasn’t been sick since, so we haven’t had a chance to try it on a really clogged nose. BUT it helps to get those boogers before she blows them on us.
Jo, I think you are right!
Aubrey, thanks for the advise. I have tried that before, without much success. He did not seem to like that position very much. I have just pumped most of his feeds since I wrote my original post. I can sit him upright with a bottle and he seems to do better that way!
sorry, I know it’s not really funny dealing with a snotty nose, and I am so sorry poor Cooper is sick, but I just love the way you write! 🙂