Poor DD2 (8.5yrs) has suspected whopping cough. We find out tomorrow but either way she is very sick. Dr has put her on the erythromycin anyway at the moment as he thinks it is.
I don't think she or I have slept much at all in the past couple of days. She hasn't gone any longer than 2 minutes (but usually only 1 minute) without coughing. Unless she has managed to fall asleep for a short time. She just can't stop coughing . I feel so awful for her, it's heartbreaking.
I have been just sitting with her on the lounge watching TV or reading with her during the day while she tries to rest. She's been sleeping with me, well lying in bed with me coughing all night.
Apart from the erythromycin we have been doing panadol (has fever) water but I have to keep asking her to have a sip and hydrolite icy pole. She is also having her ventolin every 4hrs as per Dr's orders and resting not that she is up to actually doing anything much anyway. She has picked at some food but isn't hungry really.
Is there nothing else I can do for her?
eta: Just worked out over the past 10mins or so that she only goes between 10 seconds and 1 minute between coughing fits.