My poor, poor Sophie has the crud. I don't think Adam & Katie have ever been this congested. I'm slathering Vapor Rub on her like body lotion. I'm giving her Mucinex, and hot water with honey. She's a miserable little girl right now, and is loving every minute of all the attention she's getting. I've been letting her sleep with us so I can watch her and keep her head elevated.
I struggle with when to take kids to the doctor for this reason: doctors over-prescribe antibiotics. I know this because dentists over-prescribe antibiotics. Want to know what happens when we take antibiotics unnecessarily? They don't work when they are absolutely needed to fight a real infection. I should mention that not all doctors over-prescribe, but a great many of them do. I should also mention that I am by no means anti-doctor, or anti-modern medicine. I have a great deal of respect for physicians.
My kids have never been on antibiotics. This could be because I generally don't take them to the doctor when they're sick, but it could also be because their immune system has been allowed to do its job. Maybe I'm right, maybe I'm wrong.
So, back to Sophie. If she's not better by Friday, I may just have to break down and take her to the doctor.