Originally Posted by Amanda_Reyasmom
She doesn't have a cough though. I think it may be reflux related. I'm keeping a journal of when it happens and we're going to go over it at her 2 month appt in 2 weeks.
I can't imagine what it would be like to have a 3wk old with pertussis.
My dh got it a few years ago and he honestly almost died in the epcot parking lot. For weeks he'd pass out while coughing.
Reflux sucks. I've btdt with #2.
Pertussis can be really really terrible. 4 out of 5 in my household caught it, and we had varying degrees of severity. My Mom also caught it. The family we caught it from had 3 of 6 members infected.
Some of us had milder cases than others, but it can definitely be super scary. The coughing until you puke or pee or get dizzy/pass out (or in my case, pass huge blood clots as was happening when I was postpartum newly) really wears on you.