Ryan made it three months before getting his first cold, but we're now in the throes of stuffy nose and cough. Poor little guy! I first noticed the cough on Saturday, and hoped it would get better. Instead, by this morning, he turned into a congested, wheezing, hacking mess. So, off to the doctor, who we haven't visited in a whole week, we went.
After looking in Ryan's nose, ears, throat, and eyes, the diagnosis is that he has a stuffy nose which is causing his problems. I've now learned that as only nose breathers, a stuffy nose is a miserable thing in a baby. According to the doctor, it is no great virus or horriffic illness, but a stuffy nose in baby world can be as hard on a little one as a great virus. We left the doctor's office with a rental inhalation machine for a saline solution, nose drops, strict orders to keep Ryan upright as much as possible, and one totally done little boy.