Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Avery's Floppy Trachea

It's been 3 weeks since Avery got sick with a cold and since then, her nasty cough just won't go away. She's been continuing to have coughing fits & just isn't able to get a hold of herself. Since we are flying to Texas on Thursday, I didn't want to take a chance that it was something more serious. I took Avery to the doctor yesterday and, while he recommended an antibiotic since she'd been sick for so long, he also said part of the problem could be that she basically has a floppy trachea. Some babies are born with this condition that when they breathe in, their trachea sort of caves in a little - makes them a little more "spitty and chokey" as he put it. It takes care of itself and firms up like normal over time, but that could be complicating this cold of hers. The good news is that her sickness is not anything serious at least. The other good news from the doctor visit was finding out that Avery now weighs 11 lb. 11 oz. -- another pound-plus gain the past 2 weeks! I'm just amazed she can pack that much on from her short 4-5 minute nursing times every 3-4 hours!

1 comment:

Niecey said...

Glad to hear she's growing so well.
I've never heard of a floppy trachea. Interesting. I hope she gets better soon, poor sweety.