She does not have mucus in her lungs. It just sounds like it. If there actually was fluid in her lungs, she'd have pneumonia - or RSV - which, this time of year, with everything going around early, is a possibility. There's nothing you can do for just a basic cold at that age - she really shouldn't be having motrin yet either, and definitely no other OTC meds, without the doctor's say-so. If you're worried about her, call your doctor/ped, or take her to urgent care or the ER. If she's struggling to breathe, or is wheezing, or seriously rattling when she breathes, take her in NOW.
at 4:00 PM on Nov. 28, 2009