For the past 3-4 days he's had a cough that wakes him up at night. The first night he had a slight fever but just that one night. Then last night the cough changed, it sounds really deep and painful; he cried every time he woke up (7 times.) I gave him some water to drink each time and he eventually went back to sleep. I'm worried because I've never heard a baby cough like this.
I don't think this calls for an emergency room visit and I work 9-5 so it's going to be difficult to get him in to see a doctor since they are open 9-5. I am also hesitant to take time off since I've only been working this job for a month. He is fine during the day- walking, eating and playing just fine, but I have noticed that when he naps the cough comes back.
Has anyone experienced anything this? Could it be croup in your opinion? Your experiences will better help me decided if I should take off work or try to ride this out. Thanks.
Answer by AmiJanell at 4:50 PM on Aug. 30, 2009
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Answer by benjamink at 10:25 AM on Aug. 31, 2009