Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: middle of nowhere, wisconsin
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we found out last night that our youngest ds has croup. he sounds so awful... he woke at midnight last night (wednesday night) and he was wheezing and choking... it honestly sounded like he was drowning in his own mucous. i thought it was croup, but i had no idea what to do for him, and he started getting a little bluish around the mouth so i took him to the e.r. i know my insurance company is going to flip, but that's just tough. i'll deal with them later.
the e.r. dr gave him liquid prednisone and a teeny dose of tylenol with codeine, and sent us home with 5 days worth of the steroid. told me to elevate his head and if he starts coughing like that again, to bring him outside in the cold because it will "shock" his airways into opening up again. so far, so good, i haven't heard him coughing or anything.
this was a total shock to me, i didn't know kids could still get it as old as he is or even older. i had thought it was something that only affected babies and toddlers. what they didn't tell me was how long i should keep him home from school (but i'm keeping him home until monday, anyway) or that it was contagious. now i'm worried that the rest of my crew may come down with it.
"give me life, give me pain, give me myself again" - tori amos
30yo SAHM of 4 DS's: 10/98, 6/01, 2/03 and 11/04, wife to DH, 33