Oh Mary, I'm sorry you are going through such a hard time. Croup can be so scary. Is anything helping? We live near the beach & my ped said sometimes the moist ocean air can help w/breathing too. She said a drive to the beach w/the windows open can work wonders, of course that would be pretty cold right now. Did ds get the oral steroid? As awful as that sounds, it really helps. My kids have all had croup periodically and that is the one thing that truly stopped it. If I remember correctly it shrinks the inflamation that causes the croupy cough. I hope he is feeling better very soon and that things start looking up for you even sooner.
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1/7/09 at 8:33am