Hi, first time mom, here. Twin girls - aged one year and two weeks. Well, I've got a KILLER head cold. So far it's lasted four days and I don't think it will be done for another four. I tried tried tried not to get the babies sick, but my littler one definitely has it now. If anyone has tips on how to make life more comfortable for her, I'm all ears (if she is feeling anything like I feel, it must be AWFUL for her). But my main concern is pneumonia... how common is it and how do you avoid it? Since yesterday she's been breathing through a lot of phlem, and starting this morning, she can't breathe without sounding like a cat purring. You can feel the vibration in her lungs... it's definitely in her lungs. She's acting pretty active given that she has a cold, still trying to walk and talk and the like, and I've been giving her a half a teaspoon of children's robitussin every six hours per the pediatrician (which I'm also wary about... it says don't give it to a child younger than SIX)... but I figured the doc must know. She's coughing a lot, but only in her sleep.
Is there anything I can do for her, and does it sound like she may be at risk to develop pnemonia?
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