**Disclaimer: I fully intend to call the doctor (again) in the morning!**
I took DS, 3 1/2 years old, to the doctor today, because at 1am (last night) he woke up with a harsh cough (not the barky seal cough of croup, but dang near it in severity and harshness). His ears are perfectly pearl colored, not a wheeze or rattle in his chest, his throat is just slightly pinker than normal (due to the coughing, no coubt), so she didn't prescribe antibiotics - which I am perfectly fine with, I understand the whole resistance thing and I myself am resistant to most thanks to a childhood doctor who prescribed me antibiotics for every damn sniffle. She did however say to use ibuprofen (to help the inflamation in his throat) and prescribed an oral albuterol syrup to open his airways.
Anywho. 6 hours straight last night the poor kid couldn't stop coughing, therefore he, DH, and I, got no sleep. Well now, even with the albuterol, ibu, vicks on his feet & chest (that he wiped off), steam, cold, everything we can think of that's safe to go with what we've already given/done, the poor kid just can't stop coughing. We live out in the middle of nowhere, so it's not like I can just go grab something from the store, or call for a new prescription becasue we don't have a 24/7 pharmacy, nor can we go to an urgent care or anything because we just don't have anything. So ladies - what else can I do for the poor kid?! He's sleeping on Daddy in the chair tonight, which helps slightly (I did it for 4 hours last night). Like I already said, I fully intend to call the doc back in the morning, but we've got 9 hours til she's in. Help!?!?!?!?!?
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