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Thursday, 02 February 2012 23:15

The Tale of the Scary Humidifier Monster

Today we spent about $100 on everything we could think of to make Celia's life a little bit more comfortable while she is sick.

The poor kid spent most of today sleeping, and although she was in much brighter spirits by late afternoon, her cough had worsened by night time and I sent my husband out for supplies.

He came home with nasal spray, a nasal aspirator, infant tylenol and a cool air humidifier for her room.

I remember the hot air humidifier that I had when I was a kid - with the gooey Vicks Vapo-rub or whatever it was called in a little top compartment that was supposed to be disbursed throughout the room while you slept.  Now that I think about it, the concept seems kind of gross... anyway, it probably isn't...

Now they say (who are 'they', anyway?) that cool air is the way to go, so we bought one of those. I don't even know if they still make the hot ones...

Anyway, we set it up in her room and it makes a low humming noise - nothing loud or irritating, just the sound of something that is plugged in running.  Celia has been very used to having no background noise, so I wasn't really surprised when she didn't like it.

Brian went into her bedroom after about ten minutes when she had started crying, and she was standing in her crib holding onto the side rails with one arm, while the other was pointing accusingly toward the loud scary monster in her room.  He held her for a moment and assured her everything was fine, and she got over it and is now sleeping peacefully. 

I pray we will not spend any more nights with a baby in the Emergency Room...

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