September 12, 2005


I found an excellent explanation of Croup at THIS SITE. You may be wondering why I am so interested in croup? If not, skip the rest of this! Tot got croup so badly in March he had to be hospitalized. Not a nice thing. Hence I have been reading different items on croup. I came upon the link above this week and liked it the best.

Why am I reading about croup this week? I noticed Tot had caught a cold and by Wed night we went without sleep. His nose was running, he was coughing and generally miserable. At breakfast Thursday morning, Bou heard him cough and said it sounded like croup. ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. My mom swears she mentioned it Wed night, but I honestly didn't hear her say it. I may have been distracted or putting my head in a hole, who knows. But I called the doctor and got him in asap. Yep, it was the start of it. We caught it in time. But he is still not well. I'm taking him back in Monday (today when I post this). He still isn't well. No croup coughing but not well. I hope he outgrows this and soon.

UPDATE: He slept 8 hours last night. I take this as a good sign. I still plan on making an appointment and taking him in... not like I have time to do it, but will feel better if I do.

Posted by vw bug at September 12, 2005 07:26 AM | TrackBack

Wow, sorry to hear that's he's got it, but it's GREAT that you've recognized it!!

Posted by: Ogre at September 12, 2005 08:39 AM

nothing worse than watching a baby unable to breath right all night....nothing worse. Please promise me you will get your but to bed EARLY....and I mean EARLY MISSY...for the next 4 nights. Sleep can do amazing things.

Good luck at the Dr. give em squeezes...

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at September 12, 2005 10:21 AM

here's hoping that his bark is worse than the croup's bite :)

let me know how it went :)

Posted by: caltechgirl at September 12, 2005 02:13 PM

that's sucky!!! i hope tot is feeling better soon (sorry for the typing...peanut is "helping" me...)

Posted by: Mama Duck at September 12, 2005 02:51 PM

I still get an adrenaline rush when I hear a croupy cough. Some memories don't die.

Posted by: Bou at September 13, 2005 10:05 PM

Thanks for this information.

Posted by: Jennifer at September 18, 2005 10:25 AM