The doctor seems to think it is just allergies since she isn't showing any signs of infection. Her lungs are clear and she hasn't had a fever at all. So, benadryl was recommended. We tried it and it scared me so badly! Moriah zonked out so hard from the meds that she slept through coughing, vomiting, being cleaned and changed and her bedding being changed. I totally couldn't sleep the rest of the night for fear of her throwing up again in her sleep and choking on it. People die from aspirating! She wont be having benadryl again any time in the near future.
Nothing seems to help. We have tried cutting down her milk intake, humidifier, vick's baby chest rub, honey and lemon (which she promptly rejected and gaged), propping her head up, etc... We are at a loss of how to help or little girl feel better and get over this whole coughing thing. Anyone have any ideas? They would be well received! For now I am going to get started folding the mound of laundry that has accumulated from all the night time (and a few daytime) sickness and pray for some relief for my little Mo tonight, right now preferably.