My husband (Jed) is irritated with me for not taking our kids to the doctor. They have had runny noses and a cough that comes and goes for about a month now. Cormac has been sleeping like absolute hell and as you can imagine, it is taking its toll on all of us.
But I still don’t think that a doctor’s visit will help anything.
I think they have allergies. First I thought it was teething, then I know they both had some kind of bug (high fever for 1-2 days, cough, congestion, and a viral rash a few days later), and now I think that it’s the cottonwood trees. Or the mesquites. Or the fruit trees or pecans or whatever.
So I will give them some raw, local honey and continue to wipe their snotty noses and we will all sleep like shit until it’s over. Of course, after Jed was the one who dealt with Cormac’s epic coughing fit in the middle of the night he feels like we should take them to the doctor and the doctor (who is an idiot about intact penises so how can know anything worth a damn) will prescribe some magic drug that will let us all sleep again.
Of course, I think the doctor will look in their ears, charge us $40 (copay x2), argue with me about foreskin retraction, and prescribe local honey.
What is your experience with seasonal allergies and toddlers? We just moved to a scenic and pollen-filled canyon, so this is all new to us.