DD2 has been sick since Monday and while DD1 was already on the upswing by this point, she is getting worse. Today was by far the worst day. She's been groggy, insanely irritable and had very severe coughing fits all day. She's been coughing so hard around her eyes are bright red now. She looks like one of those old "pound puppies" plush toys. It's pitiful.
I'm not too worried that it's anything other than a very bad cold-type virus (uh...unless it's pertussis in which case...yikes...because I'm also 31 weeks pregnant and it would be insanely bad to have that illness in my house with a newborn. Does anyone know if there are risks to the baby from possible prenatal exposure to pertussis?)...but she is coughing so badly that she (and I!) cannot sleep at night (she sleeps with me and DH).
My usual cough remedies like eucalyptus oil and steam or honey/lemon (or ACV) are not helping. I just wanted to tap into the amazing resource that is MDC and see if any of you moms have other effective remedies for providing a toddler with a bad cough some comfort.