Friday, April 17, 2009

The power of three

Well, Ben has his third cold in a month and a half. We somehow made it through the entire winter without an illness and now all of a sudden spring hits and he's getting sick all the time. I don't think it's allergies because it's not constant and there's a definite beginning and end to the colds. I feel so bad for him, but as usual he's a trooper. He had some trouble staying asleep last night. He woke up multiple times between 7:30pm and 12:30am, but eventually he slept from about 1:30am until 6:00am. That felt like a miracle, because I was fully expecting him to be up about every hour.

We're combating the cold with everything we have. We pulled out the humidifier, we have his mattress tilted up a bit for better drainage and we're making liberal use of the aspirator. You may remember the aspirator debacle from his first cold. We've gotten more adept at using it and Heath even devised a little system. He covers Ben's eyes before bringing out the aspirator. It does work the first couple times, but after a while Ben catches on to it. Oh, well, at least it's a little less snot to end up on my shirt.

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