Wednesday, March 12, 2008

9 mo check-up

Monday was Miles' 9 month well baby check-up. He weighs 20 lbs, 12 oz (45%) and is 30" long (95%)!! I knew he was tall, but I had no idea he was in such a high percentile. His ears were clear from the ear infections last week. Everything else checked out perfectly.
Last night, about 10:45 we awoke to a "barking" cough coming from Miles' room. Yes, I think he has the croup. Once you have had a child with the croup, the sound of the cough is unmistakable. He has no other symptoms (fever, runny nose, congestion, etc) of any illness, just a sudden cough. I am in denial that he might be sick AGAIN! I slept in his room last night because everytime I put him down, he would cry (scream) and his cough intensified. Today, everytime he coughs, he cries afterwards like it hurts him. I don't know if his throat or chest hurts from the cough. Anyone know? It is so much easier when they can just tell you what hurts. Praying for all four of us to be well (especially Miles, poor guy has had it all lately!) and to finally get a good night sleep.