DD 13 months had a nasty cold three weeks ago. I know a cold has to run its course. It seemed to get better about two weeks in then the crazy snot started. Tons and tons and tons of heavy yellow mucus. I suctioned, used saline, hot steam...nothing helped clear this snot. It got so bad at three weeks DD stopped nursing cause she couldn't breathe. I called the dr, he saw her, said double ear infection.
She showed no signs of this so I missed it all this time????
He gave us Amoxicillen. It has been a week. She shows no signs of improvement. I actually believe she is in worse pain. She doesn't sleep longer than 30 minutes at a time. When she is asleep she moans and moans, and then cries. I can nurse her back to sleep but it starts again 30 minutes after I lay her down. This has gotten worse over the past week.
The dr said Amoxicillen would help within 48 hours. If I suction out the snot she screams bloody murder. It must be hurting her ears even more to suction??
Oh, last night I did try Children's tylenol. It didn't help at all. But she's seen the bottle and keeps saying "that, that, that!"
I'm feeling like a failure. What home remedies can we try?!?!