R, my 6 year old, has allergies. We know he's allergic to dust mites (lucky me), but that's all they've found . . . so far. I suspect there's more going on because he has a constant sinus problem.
He was up coughing at about 2am last night for a good 40 minutes or so. Post nasal drip has become the enemy. He, and I, have no peace.
Every time I take him to the pediatrician or allergist, it's the same story: he has a sinus infection aggrevated by allergies. Okay. What do we do about it?
I try to stay on top of the dust situation in our home as best I can. He's been on numerous medications and nasal sprays, and there are weeks that go by when he's fine. But then the coughing or the sneezing starts. No peace.
He's not a sickly child, at least that's what I'm told by those with medical degrees. In my opinion, he's sick much too frequently. I don't remember being sick all the time as a child. I don't see other children as sick as he is either.
I just picked up a new nasal spray this morning to try out on him tonight. This stuff better work, too. It cost me $60 after insurance, but medical expenses are a topic for another day.
I realize things could be much, much worse and if post nasal drip is the worst of R's troubles, then so be it. I'll take it. But I'm a worrier. I want my children to be healthy and happy and rested. Right now, I have no peace.