Saturday, January 22, 2011


Ben had another fever on Thursday afternoon, so Friday I took him to the doctor to see what was wrong with my Chub-Chubs.

Turns out, he had not just a double ear infection but also RSV, a respiratory virus.

He has a cough and a seriously runny nose, and he is wheezing a bit. But besides the physical symptoms, you would never know he is sick. He is playing and laughing just like always.

He got an antiobiotic for the ears, and we are doing breathing treatments with a nebulizer for the RSV 3 times/day for a week. Let's just say getting a baby to sit still for almost 10 minutes with a mask over his face is not the easiest job in the world.

But after a lot of struggling, he finally acquiesced.

As you can see, he is still his happy-go-lucky long as the nebulizer is nowhere to be seen.


  1. Oh My Gosh! He seems to be handling it much better than Lily did. I'm so sorry he has to go thru so much so soon. Wish I was there to hold him for you. Kiss him for me.

  2. Yeah, it seems to be a mild case. But it can worsen and they can end up in the hospital. Hopefully the breathing treatments will help us to avoid a trip to the ER. He is still coughing and wheezing, but it's only been a day. Patience...not my strong suit.