Friday, October 10, 2008

The Croup....my gripes...

I am VERY lucky to have a kid who doesn't often get sick, when he does it's a couple of days with a booger nose and we move on from it. I should also make it clear that I am not a big fan and antibacterial gels and such. Not that I don't think it's important, but I've also always believed it's important to let them get some germs so that their bodies can learn to fight them on their own. That being said.....I take Kyle to the Dr. for his 2 year well visit. All is well, growing fine, healthy and we leave skipping thankful that he is healthy. And then the fever hits, lethargic, whiny...who is this kid? Day 3 we are back at the Dr., this time; sick visit. Just a virus, 7-10 days of feeling yucky, the worst is behind you as the fever has broken... WRONG! I love his pediatrician, I really really really do... but it was The Croup. I hate it's name, not like any yucky germ that invades your child's body should have a happy name, but it just sounds terrible. The name doesn't sound nearly as bad as that barking cough! I was nearly ready to kill someone today when they didn't go through the yellow light fast enough, she was looking in the mirror and I was honkin' the horn yellin' out the window "I have a sick child, move it" I was like a lunatic, but I guess crazy things happen to a sleep deprived mother when they think their kid can't breath. I thought he'd turn blue at any moment listening to that cough. I called the Dr. and said "I'll be there in 15 minutes, if you can't see him, I'm going to the ER " and hopped in the car and on my way. They saw him, it's the croup, steriod for his swollen through, lungs are fine. (side note: why is it that your kid is in diar need of medical attention at home and as soon as the doctor walks in they are perfectly fine, making you believe you are nutso?)So coming back to the well visit, looks like he picked up more than a couple stickers and a gold star for being a great patient!!!! Friggin' germs! He's on the mend and hopefully I get some sleep tonight.

2 comments:

sara said...

Awwwww Poor kid! You did sound stressed to the max when we talked this morning and I was hoping i wasn't annoying you :)

Suzanne said...

Feel better, Kyle. The croup does just suck. UGH!!