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Where the Wild Things Are

So I took my snorty children to a ballgame on Friday night. Saturday morning Mia developed a cough. By lunch she was beginning to wheeze. This is always a cause of concern, but especially after her bout with pneumonia back in the spring. I have on hand her inhaler from the last go-round, which we began using immediately. She never ran more than a degree of temperature, just occasional wheezing and an occasional rattling cough.

At one point yesterday afternoon when it was time for another breathing treatment, Mia came to me and told me she had a bird in her tummy. That was her description of the whistling of the wheeze. Later, when she fought with phlegm that rattled in her throat, she said she sounded like our kitties. (Purring, I assume.) And when she coughed a really big cough, she said there was an alligator in her tummy. How do you like that imagery?!

She is much better today. No birds and no alligators, just a moment or two of purring like our kitties. Keeping my fingers crossed that all forms of wildlife will leave her tummy alone from here on out!

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3 thoughts on “Where the Wild Things Are

  1. very cute! i hope she feels 100% by the morning

  2. We’ve been the snuffling snorting family this week. I’m trying to be more pro-active about all this — vitamins, DanActives, Xylitol gum, good nasal hygiene (salt water rinse), washing the hands, lots of good sleep and good food.None-the-less, we are snuffling and snorting. I just hope since we entered it healthier, it will be shorter….

  3. We've been the snuffling snorting family this week. I'm trying to be more pro-active about all this — vitamins, DanActives, Xylitol gum, good nasal hygiene (salt water rinse), washing the hands, lots of good sleep and good food.

    None-the-less, we are snuffling and snorting. I just hope since we entered it healthier, it will be shorter….

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