Wednesday, September 16, 2009
the croup: waiting & wondering
Most cases of croup can be treated at home - yet there are instances where it's just safest to get a professional opinion. Such as Elijah's drooling.
He's got the classic croup cough. I've heard it before - namely in my sweet Selah when she was younger, although I do believe Isaac & Tali have had it as well. Selah was our first child in which is sounded so BAD and so SCARY that we just freaked out and took her to the ER. And I'm not saying it was the *wrong* thing to do.....yet now that we've been down this road a few times, I'm not automatically thinking a trip to the ER is in order.
If Elijah wasn't drooling, I wouldn't be wavering. Yet drooling is one of those *signs* that the experts tell you may mean the child needs some stronger meds (i.e. steroids). So here I sit, waiting for my doc's nurse to give me a call back and let me know what SHE thinks.
Also, Talitha has been using her nebulizer for a few days now. She does *not* have the croup cough, but she does have a nasty cough - and the treatments DO help her! I'm just hoping she's on the upswing....
So there ya go - I'm just waiting and wondering.
Yuck! Sick days.....but the older ones are still doing math. They love math. silly babies;)