Friday, October 12, 2012

I hate feeling helpless.

Like I mentioned earlier, the pixie is down with a cold.  A really bad one that's settling in her chest.  I've done all I can for her--Benedryl elixer dosed out by weight, and Tylenol to help her deal with the discomfort--but she still wakes up coughing and crying.  And all I can do is rock her and sing to her a little, until she crawls back into bed.  Still miserable. 

I hate feeling helpless.  Hate it. 


  1. It's so hard when they're that little.
    When mine were small and got colds, I would put them in a warm bath and make it a bubble bath out of Johnsons and Johnson's Vapor Bath. Smells like Vicks Vaporub, but not as harsh. They can relax in the water, and the smell seems to help clear out sinuses and the chest a bit.

    Hope it all works out.

    1. I'll have to get some of that tomorrow and try it. She's almost two, so she can now tell me what hurts. I think that almost makes it worse, because I still can't do anything to make it better.