Ace’s First Cold

Well, I knew it was coming sooner or later. Somehow he managed to dodge the flu and cold that everyone in my family had earlier this spring and summer.

However, he did just start daycare. His teachers at daycare said that he will most likely come down with every bug going around within the first two weeks. It looks like they were right.

He’s been sleeping through the night, every night, for the past 4 months. Usually my wife has to wake him up in the morning on the way to daycare. So, when he woke is up twice in one night we knew something was not right.

He’s all congested and this makes it very hard for him to drink his bottle. He’ll suck on the bottle for a few seconds and then rapidly push it away so that he can gasp for air. I feel bad for him. You can tell he is hungry, but he just can not eat and breathe at the same time. So with a little patience and about 30 minutes of suck suck gasp…he manages to put down a bottle.

He hasn’t been eating or sleeping to good the past two days because of his congestion. I finally got him to sleep good today. He took a 3 hour nap this morning before I had to wake him up to run to the BMV to renew my expired tags. When we got home from the BMV he fell asleep fairly quickly and slept for another 3 hours.

After waking up from his last 3 hour nap, he seems to be feeling a little better. It’s amazing what a little medicine and sleep can do for the body!

With all of this sleeping during the day, I sure do hope he does not want to stay up all night!