Momof1 - posted on 05/11/2011 ( 107 moms have responded )
My son is 18 months and for the past 5 or so days he has been really snotty and coughing. I'd say the cough is like a dry "normal" cough. He coughs during the day and a lot while he is sleeping. We are usually outside all the time and we would take a walk for about 20 minutes about 2 to 3 times a day and in addition to that he would run around the rest of the time. Two days ago we would start on our normal walk and not even half way through it he would want to be picked up. Yesterday he had zero interest in walking. We would still hang outside, but he didn't want to do much. Today I noticed he was wheezing while we were outside and walking and also today he does not want to walk. He doesn't have a temperature and if I hadn't noticed the wheezing, I wouldn't be too concerned. But now I'm not sure if I should call the doctor or if this is a normal part of a cold. My husband thinks he doesn't want to walk because his legs are tired. Which is understandable, but for the last month, every day we have been taking these walks.
Thanks for the help.