Daycare is good. Daycare is good. Daycare is good.
That’s what I keep telling myself… as I hear Jillian cough, sneeze, and breathe with nasal congestion. She’s been inundated with daycare germs, and I hate it. The other kids don’t hold her or play with her, but the daycare providers definitely pass germs from one kid to another, including Jillian.
At 1am this morning, I heard Jillian coughing on the monitor for a few minutes so I went in to check on her. She was trying to get some gunk out of her throat and her nose was running. J and I tried to get as much stuff out of her nose as we could, and thankfully she fell back asleep after a few minutes. It’s just hard to see her getting sick, especially when I know that it’s because she’s no longer safe and sound with just us (or her grandparents). It’s times like this when I wish I could stay home and take care of her.
One of the books we have suggests that we put a humidifier in her room and use the bulb syringe to clear her nose. We followed those directions, and I checked on her again later in the night. According to the book, as long as she is able to breathe and doesn’t have a fever, we don’t need to call the doctor. So let’s pray it doesn’t get any worse than it already is.
For now, I’m thankful that Jillian doesn’t have a fever and that her immune system is getting stronger by warding off all those germs.
Happy (germy) thankful Thursday…