Yesterday, I called Porter's pediatrician to inform her that his congestion had not improved from last week when he got sick. She wanted to see him in the office yesterday afternoon. Porter has been diagnosed with Tracheomalacia, which basically means that the tissues in his trachea are floppy instead of rigid like they should be (visit http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001084.htm for more info). This makes his breathing louder all the time, and can complicate issues when he gets a cold or an upper respiratory infection (which he doesn't have now, thank goodness). She prescribed him his very own nebulizer and breathing treatments every 4 to 6 hours for the next 5 days. Hopefully by then this congestion will clear out of our poor baby! He doesn't seem to mind getting the breathing treatments, so that hasn't been difficult at all, which is a blessing. We just want him to feel better already!
On a chubbier note, our "little" man was up to 13 lbs. 14.5 oz. yesterday, up 10 oz. from 5 days earlier. I haven't been through his clothes yet to even take the newborn stuff out of his dresser, so I fear that we have probably missed a good chunk of what he has in his closet. Bummer.