Dontcha just love being up at 1:30am with sick children....it's such fun. Rebecca is a bit under the weather and coughing up phlegm like a pro. My two younger children are very talented. It seems that when they are sick, they have the ability to cough so much and so hard, they throw up. Jaquelyn appears to have finally outgrown it but Rebecca is smack dab in the middle of the gagging era. Apparently they both have bad post nasal drip and as all the wonderful phlegm is draining down the backs of their throats, they cough and cough and cough until they gag themselves.
We have found small things to help but there isn't really a whole lot that works. I have yet to see one of my children get miraculously better when put in a room with a humidfier or vaporizer. We have used them in the past and probably will in the future, but I don't see really see the point. When Jaquelyn was little we put a car seat in her crib and had her sleep in that to keep her propped up. Rebecca is sleeping in our papasan chair so she is kept propped and is finally able to get some sleep without coughing continuously. They also seem to get croup a lot. Or maybe it's just that EVERY cold or cough morphs into that hoarse, seal barky cough. I hate hearing it. It makes me feel so bad for them.
Well, wish us some sleep....and that it doesn't work it's way through everyone else.