I guess my almost-three year old son's had a cold for a few days now (I only see him once a week these days, so it was news to me when I saw him yesterday), and then last night it got BAD. He woke up screaming around 1 this morning, and was saying his cough hurt. It wasn't so bad at that point, so I tried to comfort him and get him back to sleep. But it got worse really quick. He started burning up really badly, the cough got worse and would get him panicking, and he started to get delirious. He ended up waking up my parents in the next room, and between the three of us, we tried to comfort him for hours. A tylenol brought down the fever and some juice and cold cloth got him relaxed enough to fall back asleep, but he was up again at 5. My dad came in and got me to sleep on the couch - I had to be up early this morning - and my parents comforted him after that.
They took him to the doctor this morning while I was away and it turns out he has croup. He had it at this time last year too, but they didn't diagnose it that way - they just gave him steroids and sent him home, same as today.
Has anyone else's kids had this? How did they cope? How did you? When did it go away?
Answer by amber1330 at 6:27 PM on Feb. 3, 2011
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