what has started out as a cold has not gone away for exactly 1 week now. This being the second cold (or...) of my 8 month old, and doctor stating that it might be pertussis (lab tests come back in 4 days), I am now very very worried.
She coughs periodically, sounds like a medium cough, the spells are short and they most often end with a sneeze and a trickle of snot, which is clear. There is no whooping. Other than that there is no fever, and baby is in normal to good spirits.
But it is a fact that that is how pertussis has been known to start. What really worries me is that for the past 4 days, baby's condition has not changed. The cough is the same- day and night, from about a few times per hour to about a few times per 15 minutes.
After doc appt yesterday, we started Azithromycin.
Has anyone else gone through something similar? If your baby had pertussis, what happened in the beginning?
We have not vaccinated yet.
Thank you for sharing!