We are blessed with three wonderful children who are so creative, inspiring and hilarious. Unfortunately, one of the things that they also do extremely well is get croup. SCARY croup...croup that turns into pneumonia croup. Now, I know from numerous ER docs that no baby has ever died of croup. I always wonder how many moms of croupy babies have died after a nervous breakdown and countless nights of interrupted and worried sleep, though. We were hoping that the croup gene would pass our little Joshua by, but unfortunately, he woke up on Friday morning with a seal bark that got progressively worse. So I ran him over to the clinic to get checked out really quickly. After a blood draw, a breathing treatment, and 2 sets of x-rays, they thought they saw pneumonia in his little 4-month-old lungs...thus our first trip to the ER with our little guy.
Luckily, everything checked out okay and after another breathing treatment, a steroid sip followed by a milk chaser, we were able to bring him home.