Sleep doesn’t come easily

Having a cold isn’t easy.  For an adult, it can be anywhere from annoying to difficult to go about your day.  For a toddler, it can mean restless nights.

Tomoe has had a cold since late last week, and so has my wife.  Tomoe was the first to get sick.  So far, I haven’t gotten sick, but I wouldn’t be surprised if I did.

For Tomoe, a cold can mean difficulty sleeping.  She’s unable to blow her nose, so we have to suck the snot out for her.  She hates it.  When she sleeps, she is often noisy because she can’t breathe through her nose.  This causes her to wake up occasionally and cry.  Her nose runs a lot, too.  She’s woken up in the morning with her face covered in dried or semi-dried mucus, including her forehead and in her hair.  She’s made quite the mess of her face.  But when she’s awake, she acts as if she’s healthy. However, her cough is very dry sounding.  It made me wonder if she’d lose her voice, but she hasn’t.

One thing that helps her sleep is if she sleeps next to her mom.  She appears to be comforted a lot.  I took this picture of them sleeping together.


She looks peaceful.

I’m hoping this cold is gone soon.  It’ll be nice to have a healthy little girl who sleeps well.


7 thoughts on “Sleep doesn’t come easily

  1. Pingback: Sorry about the silence | I Read Encyclopedias for Fun

    • Thanks. Yeah, it was a difficult night. She woke up 4 times, and each time crying. I didn’t get good sleep at all, either. Feeling exhausted this morning, but I have to go to work.

  2. That’s too bad. What can be a menial illness for us is a trail for them, and everyone around them. At least she likes mikan. Strange question, but I’m in parent research mode: do you clean up her mucus with a pipette?

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