It was bound to happen eventually.
Little Bit is an exceptionally healthy child. She got a virus when she was about 18 months old and yarked down the front of my shirt a couple of times. (ew)
She got the sniffles two, maybe three times. ever.
A couple of weeks ago she sounded a little 'stuffy', but she said she felt fine. She developed a cough, but mainly at night. I called Ask-a-Nurse and got some guidance. Ask-a-Nurse ROCKS, by the way - you call, talk to an RN and they help you determine whether or not you or a family member needs to be seen by a doctor. It's free, y'all - a health care service that's free! The first time I called they recommended all the things we were doing - humidifier, lots of fluids, baby vapo-rub, etc. If she's not better in a couple weeks, see the doctor.
A couple weeks passed, and toward the end, she seemed better...then, not so much. So I called Ask-a-Nurse again, and the nurse agreed it was time for Little Bit to see a doctor since she was still coughing at night. We made our appointment, saw her doctor yesterday afternoon, and learned that our little sweetie has a sinus infection. I have only had a couple of them in my life and they were miserable, but she hasn't complained of headaches, tenderness, pressure - nothing. Even when the doctor asked her, Little Bit said, "I feel pretty good, and I have energy. I just cough sometimes."
Our Little Bit had her first ever dose of antibiotics last night before bed. The doctor said that that's a pretty good run - four years, three months and change. Yay for healthy kids - I'll be so glad when she's all better.