3.15.2013

Croup?... Crap.

There has been a persistent, nagging cough coming from the little man for a few days. The cough has been accompanied by a non-stop snot-rocket nose faucet. Yesterday that cough turned monstrous. I thought the kid might lose a lung based on the bronchial vibrations. It didn't sound good. To the doctor we headed (I swear we see our pediatrician every single month).

In my head I was rattling off all things this could be. RSV? Please not RSV. Once was enough with that battle. Pneumonia? What if it's worse?

Of course I was way off mark. Marcus has a cold. A cold with a very bad cough. Also known as croup. Crap. Though the cough is fierce (it sounds like he swallowed a barking seal) essentially all we're really dealing with is a cold. Again. Ugh.
Little man sure hasn't slowed down much. Marcus has also opted out of clothes. Whatever works.
Oh, and did I mention we're having a big ol' birthday party next weekend? This croup business better beat it by then!

If there's a silver lining in all this it's the fact that Marcus and I have been enjoying more snuggles than normal.
AND, we get to bust out the Nosefrida for more frequent usage. Yay for awesome snot suckers. :)
Remember this awesome gem?!

13 comments:

  1. Pretty sure Marissa has croup too. Her cough is terrible! I busted out the neb machine again so hopefully that helps. Best purchase I ever made. That snot sucker looks neat, I hate the little blue bulb

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  2. Aww, I sure hope Marcus feels better soon.

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  3. poor guy :( i'm glad he's doing okay, i hate that terrifying moment when you don't know WHAT your baby has yet and the worst ideas are running through your head!!

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  4. Hope he feels better soon so he can party hard! :-) That nose sucker thing is so weird :-P

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  5. Hope he gets to feeling better and QUICK!

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  6. Henry has had a cold that has hung around for almost 2 weeks now. It's no fun! I hope he gets to feeling better soon! Especially before the party!

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  7. Aww poor Marcus. :( Hope he feels better soon!!

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  8. I'm so sorry he isn't feeling well! Zoey has had croup a couple of times and it sucks! Hope he feels better soon!

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  9. Poor little guy! He still looks adorable even when sick though! I hope he feels better!!

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  10. Oh man!!!!!! Croup SUCKS!!!!!! Jamie gets it bad. When it gets really bad we have the let her do an inhaler with a little chamber/tube thing to help little ones take in more of the meds. Praying for y'all!!!!

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  11. Oh no! Poor little guy! Our daughter was SO SICK last week...I felt so helpless. It's so terrible to watch your kids when they are sick, but I did get a LOT of extra snuggles, so that was really nice. : )

    Hoping your sweet boy gets better soon. Sending lots of healing thoughts and prayers your way!

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  12. I hope he gets better ASAP. I hate being sick so much that I often wonder how little ones deal. :(

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