Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Holidays are over, Mishah's gone back to Moscow, the weather's horrible (rain, wind, +7 C), and Marta seems to be sick, since last week actually...

She has a little bit of a dry cough at night and her breath sounds like light snoring every now and then. She did have low-grade fever a few days ago, just once: 37.5 C (99.5 F), but she doesn't have a running nose - nor is it plugged. Before these symptoms appeared, she was making this funny sound all the time: it sounded like RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR but was actually made at the back of her throat, perhaps due to the excess of saliva. It was a fun sound to make and to listen to, but she's not doing it anymore. Apart from the cough and coarse breath, she seems to be totally fine, and this is why I'm not calling the doctor. Well, I'm not calling the doctor because the doctor's a hysterical bitch and I don't want to buy half a drugstore of antibiotics just because she tells me to. That's what happened to a friend of mine recently. I've been given another doctor's phone number and I'm planning to call her today/tomorrow - but I really hope it'll all pass by itself... I am worried sick.


  1. I'm sorry to hear that, and I hope things improve soon. It's very worrying isn't it, not knowing what it is. Most babies are very resiliant though. Here's all the best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  2. you might want to get the other doctor to look in her ears. Especially if she's acting grumpy. Ear infections cause all kinds of funny symptoms--I don't even know what they all could be...

    good luck!