Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Sick Girlie

Rachel and Hannah spent the long holiday weekend with their Gramie.

Unfortunately when she brought them home yesterday afternoon, Rachel had caught a cold. You could hear it in her little voice the instant she opened her mouth to talk. As the evening went on, she developed a cough.

To bed she went with Vicks and socks (I'm telling you, it works!) on her feet for the coughing. But the coughing got progressively worse through the night and by 1:00am you would have thought we were at the Seal Exhibit at the zoo. She was barking like a seal and there was no mistaking she had Croup.

Thank goodness I had some steroids from a previous case of Croup and once I gave her that, she was able to get a few hours of sleep in without coughing. But it wasn't a good night's sleep to say the least. She was also complaining that one of her ears hurt.

There was no way I could send her to school coughing the way she was coughing, not to mention not wanting to spread what she may have, so she stayed home. Once our Pediatrician's office opened I was able to get her an appointment for mid morning.Thankfully, her ears were fine. No signs of any fluid in her ears. Our Pediatrician thought she might have been complaining because of the change in elevation from coming down from the High Desert. But her cough was just as I had thought - Croup. So is in steroids for a few days.

She's been acting okay and has good energy. So I'm sure as long as we have a good night, she'll be back at school tomorrow!

3 comments:

John, Shannon, Broderick, Camden, and Adalynn said...

so sad. I hope she feels better soon and everyone else in your family steers clear. Guess this is the time to be sick though. One of my good friends has bronchitis, her 4 month old has a upper respiratory infection and her husband has H1N1 (SWINE FLU). They are absolutely miserable.

~PakKaramu~ said...

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Kelly Rogers said...

Poor baby. It seems like everyone is sick lately. Matt, Gavin, and I have all been sick recently. I am still fighting mine off. 'Tis the season.