Re: Not sure if I'm posting this in the correct area....
Originally Posted by qsefthuko
My first son had whooping cough. He was around 4-6 months old. His coughing episodes were followed by vomiting. He had 12 plus episodes a day. I remember being excited when he had only had 8 episodes that day and it was already 2-3 in the aftrnoon as that was an improvement. Make sure to get some pedialyte to use if he dehydrates or his electrolytes go out of wack. I mixed an ounce of pedialyte with an ounce of breastmilk when my son became unresponsive and fed with a syringe. He perked right up. I also strapped him upright to my chest with a sling and slept in a chair to help with his breathing. Other than that I took garlic, vitamin c, and other natural stuff. I cannot remember completely just what they were though. My son is now 9 years old so it has been a while. He went undiagnosed. The doctors didn't take me seriously until he was at the tail end of his illness. Kinda pointless then.
Thanks for the info. I am a litle worried that he will get dehydrated but he's not vomiting at this point. He still wets right after he wakes and every ten minutes if he's awake, just like clockwork.
Shana, single mom :stir: to 7 great kids! 21yr and 20yr
: 17 yr, 15yr
, and my 7yr old
and 5yr old
2.5 year old
SAHM, breast-feeding, homeschooling.