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|Mon, 03-22-2010 - 4:22pm|
Here I am posting about sickness again! Sorry if Im so repetitive :(
Owen has seemed to have a cold for the last week and a half or so. He had a runny nose for a couple days (to the point of where it was waking him up) and we had a couple of rough nights because of the congestion, but he seems to have gotten better. Last week, when he'd cough, there was so much congestion that he'd get it caught in his throat and he couldnt breathe for a few seconds cause he didnt know how to clear it. When we went to the doc, she said his lungs were clear so it was most likely coming from his sinuses and dripping to his throat making him cough. His ears were "slightly red" but overall, she said it was just a common cold.
Now... he changed to just having an annoying congested cough. I would say he coughs maybe 10 times a day, and its mostly right before he goes to sleep. The congestion seems better (it doesnt get caught in his throat) but I can FEEL it in his lungs now. If I put my hand there, I can sometimes feel a rattle in there, like you can tell he's got some congestion going on. Should this be a concern?? Or is it normal?
He hasnt had a fever, his runny nose is gone, he acts/eats/plays the exact same as he does when he's not sick... so the rational part of me is not worried. BUT the irrational, paranoid FTM part of me is like "why is this lasting so long??"
Is it common for coughs/congestion to linger a bit longer even after the cold is pretty much over? Or should I be concerned?