Sunday morning, she woke up coughing and with a runny nose. I knew we wouldn't be making it to church, but Sean and I still strapped Christina into her stroller for our weekly Sunday morning walk. The fresh air seemed to be really good for her, and apart from having to wipe her nose several times, she did great.
Later on, as I was reading a book to her, I noticed tiny red spots on the skin all around her eyes. They weren't bumpy or itchy, but I was still a bit worried, so I took her to the walk-in clinic. We had to wait for a while before we got in to see the doctor, and while we were waiting, the lady at the front desk said Christina had to wear a mask since she had a cough. She handed me a little surgical-type mask the perfect size for Christina. I can't decide if it was terribly cute, or just sad.
Of course she took the mask off after a few minutes, and eventually I gave up trying to convince her to put it back on. Most of the people in the waiting room were wearing masks themselves anyway, and I made sure we stayed away from everybody else.
Eventually we got in to see the doctor, and as it turns out, he said the red spots are most likely little blood vessels that popped when she had her big coughing fit. As far as her being sick, he said it seems like a virus, and it should get better within a few days. The spots, however, may take a week to a week and a half to go away. So we're homebound for now (watching lots of TV of course), and I'm just trying to get her as much rest as possible. The tough part is that whenever she lays down, she starts coughing, so it takes a really long time for her to get to sleep. Hopefully this won't last long!