I’ve had Salt N Peppa’s “Shoop” stuck in my head all day, except substituted with “Croup”, because life is no longer about “real wild b-boy style by the mile” it’s about croup, steroid treatments & breathing patterns.
So I always thought croup was something your kid could catch, the name of a nasty coughing virus, but the Dr. explained to me today that it’s actually the name of the cough your child might get as a reaction to a bronchial irritant like a virus or allergy. So Samster has some sort of viral bug & her little airways have swelled up causing croup. And let me tell you, IT IS MISERABLE. We were up every hour last night…she’d cough, choke & then get so upset about it that she’d sob & then cough & choke more. She kept crying, “Help me mommy, help me” which of course absolutely broke me heart. We tried standing in front of the freezer (I didn’t want to turn off the alarm & stand outside) but that just pissed her off. The only thing that seemed to work (somewhat) was the steamy bathroom trick. The Dr. did give us a steroid to give her tonight, I think I’ve said about 10 mini prayers already today that it’ll work.
I have to say after staying up all last night with Sam & feeling the way I do today I’m a little freaked out that there’s a newborn on it’s way, the memories of sleepless nights are coming back all too quickly & I just can’t imagine how you do that with a 2 yr old. Is it just 2 or 3 months of misery? Honestly, tell me the truth here…
Oh! And thank you all for your comments about the medicine recall. I actually did not know that it included infant’s Tylenol & Motrin. When it first came out it was only children’s so I thought we were in the clear. Not so much. Every single bottle of Tylenol, Motrin & Benadryl that I have were on that list. And of course by now the pharmacy is completely sold out of the generics. I did find one bottle of generic ibuprofen at CVS, the very last one, I almost dove across the aisle for it. Hopefully her fever will die down before this bottle runs out…it’s still here today but the Dr. said it should be gone by Wednesday at the latest.
You can see the entire list of recalled baby/child products here.