|1) How old is Kenny - 8 months? - 9 months?
He turned 8 months the 21st of August
|2) when he swallows, does he sort of life his head, as if to make more room for the swallow? Almost as if there is "something" there?
I haven't noticed this, but I haven't been watching for it either, so I WILL watch for it the rest of today/tonight and get back to you.
|3) What is his previous health history?
First Born: The day he was born he was gagging . . . they kept telling me it was because they don't 'suction out' babies anymore, but he would scare the crap out of me with this gagging/coughing. The nurses didn't know why he was coughing so much and I thought something was wrong, but would not let them take him for 'observation' in the nursery b/c I felt that they would leave him alone as they did the other babies when I took him in for his 'physical' after he was born.
At 3 months - Kenny picked up a terrible 'cold' much like this, that would not go away and there was the same 'junky' type cough and drainage (very green). I was concerned about infection and took him in. I was told that I had let it go 'too far' and that he had an ear infection that was probably due to sinusitis and sent home with antibiotics (which we flushed). I told them I did not want the antibiotics and was made to sign a 'release' saying that they had ordered antibiotics and that I understood it whether I gave them or not.
: At that time I inquired here - you may remember responding to that. He took about 4 weeks to fully get through that episode.
At 6 months - A shorter, but pretty 'similar' episode.
Now at 8 months - we have been dealing with this now for almost 2 1/2 or 3 weeks from beginning to present. Starts much like everything else . . . runny nose, turns green, coughing, spitting up mucus, but usually only a day of fever (which is what befuddles me). He's in a good mood - he just can't sleep b/c when he lays down he has this drainage problem. Same as the other times. He grabs at his ears, but no more than usual. He hasn't changed his eating - except he nurses whenever he wakes in the night, so he is nursing more than normal since he's up all night.
Edited to say: He has not been sick at all otherwise and is quite the beefmeister (healthy) at 23 lbs. - mostly bf'ing, but started solids at about 6 or 6 1/2 months.