Saturday, January 12, 2008

croup

Ack! James has had croup this week. For those of you who haven't experienced this particular joy of parenthood let me describe it for you. Croup is a horrible barking cough accompanied by a fever and sometimes wheezing and strider (which is a raspy sound which accompanies every intake of breath - kind of like those people with end stage lung cancer). It is worse at night. Well we don't do anything halfway in our house; James has been one sick little boy! Basically I have spent the last two days watching him struggle for breath, unable to do anything to help. The doctor's suggestion: take James in the bathroom with the door closed and run a hot shower. It helps for about 20 minutes. We have spent the last two nights laying on blankets in our sauna/bathroom. I am running on about 4 hours of interrupted sleep and wondering if I should go to bed or just find a project that will take all night since I'll be up anyway...

4 comments:

Rebecca said...

aww, poor little boo--and poor you! i hope he gets well soon.

Danielle said...

go with the project, it will keep your mind off of things. Blake had it last year and I know where you're coming from! Last year we suffered with a dog bite, RSV and scarlett fever, we have avoided any major trips to the ER this winter, I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

PA Wakefields said...

Taylor had that 3 times in one season when he was little. If he's sleeping, sleep. You need all the energy you can muster! Hang in there!

March said...

like your blog.:)