I'm supposed to be enjoying my baby not coughing over her and trying to keep her out of the hospital. My entire family has pertussis. DH had it before dd2 was born, despite going to urgent care several times, it was not dxed until last Monday when dd1 started coughing and vomiting everywhere. I have it now too, I can't sleep at night because when I lay down I start coughing and don't stop. I have never been so tired in my entire life. DD2 is showing mild symptoms at this point, we spent yesterday trying to decide to admit her or not. If her O2 levels continue to stay up then we can stay at home, but if anything changes then we have to go in. Plus I'm in a very rual area, no one here has seen pertussis in an infant as young as she is, so we've been consulting with a children's hospital 300 miles away. I am so hoping that dd2 will just get a mild case of it, but with all the rest of us hacking our lungs out, I just don't know.
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11/21/06 at 3:41pm