Tuesday, October 30, 2007


We've never had croup here. Until last night. Last night I woke up at two-thirty to a sound like a seal barking in the living room. It was K. I think hubby hadn't woke me up because he was too busy trying to figure out how to get her to breathe. (Hubby doesn't usually come to bed until some time between 2:30-3:30 so he usually tends to that sort of thing. I wake up between 4:00 and 6:00 without an alarm clock so...) It took her ten minutes of barking to get her breath. I spent the rest of the night in the armchair with her. She was running nearly 104 degrees.

I took her to the doctor this morning. They gave her a steroid to help her throat. Hopefully, tonight is quieter.

It is alarming. I felt very bad for my baby.


  1. Anonymous4:28 PM

    Poor K, croup is awful. If it gets bad put her in a steamy room, perhaps in the bathroom with the shower running. This helped my Squidge when she was suffering.

    Hugs to K (and Mom of course)

  2. Croup.

    Your poor baby!

    It is so scary.

  3. That is really scary. I hope she feels better soon and that everyone sleeps well tonight.

  4. Rachel used to get it-- a steamy room helps and so does an open window if it is cold outside.

  5. Oh sigh. The croup is a mean thing.