So now little Brody is on breathing treatments, as needed, a prescribed steroid to help loosen up his "tight" lungs for three days, and amoxicillin for his ear infection. Poor baby!!!
He has really been such a good sport through it all. He started off thinking that it was kind of funny when mommy suctioned snot out of his nose. Now he isn't too fond of it! Occasionally he will allow the intrusion and smile patiently at me. I think he knows that it breaks my heart to see him in any form of discomfort. He has been a little more clingy and very tired the past two days.
This morning we tried the breathing treatment for the first time. I was a little nervous as I didn't know how it was going to go and the thought of holding him down to place a mask over his face wasn't sounding too pleasant. I think the loud sound of the machine scared him more than anything. When I attempted to put the mask on his face he wasn't too sure about it and started fussing. Daddy kneeled down with him and talked him through it singing and making Brody smile. Eventually Brody grabbed the mask, holding it on his face himself. In fact I had to pry it out of his little hands! :) Of course what he really wanted was to stick it in his mouth and nibble on it. Whatever works huh!
Brody LOVES Charly. If he is crying and Charly walks by Brody will stop crying and just watch her (or his brothers Jasper and Chancey). He loves to grab Charly's ear's or beard and of course bring them to his mouth. That is when Mommy has to step in and intercept. Charly is sooo good with Brody. She is very gentle and patient and loves to lick Brody's head, feet, face or hands. This will usually bring a smile to Brody's face and an occasional laugh.