Saturday, September 20, 2008

Barking daughter

Leta is up with a cough. A barking kind of cough. It made her throw up. She started crying and asked me to call school because she doesn't want to throw up at school. She has a fever of at least 101.5 but she couldn't quite keep it in her mouth. WHAT DOES IT MEAN, Dr. Internet?

4 comments:

womaninawindow said...

She's got loads of phlegm deep down and needs a lubricant to get it up. Put a vapourizor in her room and make sure the door gets closed so that she gets the full effect. Maybe a little of that liquid vicks in the machine would help or a bit of the rub on her chest and neck. REally. I really believe this. This is how my daughter gets and after two days with the vap. she's cleared her chest and her cough is more natural. Then a couple more and it's gone.

platensimycin said...

based on the description, it sounds like laryngitis. plan: bring your kid to see the friendly pediatrician near you (or at least consult him/her over the phone).

just came across your blog by accident; every enjoyable reading!

Hilary said...

womaninawindow, I'll keep that in mind. She seems fine this morning, aside from a bit of a cold or allergies. Cough will probably return tonight, if I know coughs, and I think I do. ;)

platensimycin, thanks for the visit and the compliment. I tried to go over to your blog but ACCESS DENIED! *cry* I bet it's interesting, too. :(

imbeingheldhostage said...

We have a kid who goes through is regularly-- we do what W in a W suggested. Today, we got fed up and took him in. The Doc says it's a mild asthma- and is treating it non-steroid to see what happens-- and yes, coughs are worse at night.. when you're most tired and least patient and rational.