Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Case of The Croup!

So two sick boys is what we have now!  Ryan has a pretty yucky cold and Hunter has croup.  Both were sounding a little sick on Friday, but by Saturday morning Hunter was barking like a seal.  Sean took them to the doctor on Saturday and Hunter was given steroids for the croup.  Croup is an inflammation of the larynx and trachea.  It usually starts from influenza or adenovirus.  It causes symptoms of barking like a seal and can cause stridor and breathing problems if it gets bad.  It's usually worse at night.  Sitting baby in a steamed bathroom, using a humidifier, and warm apple juice help.  He is starting to do a little better, but definitely not fully recovered yet.  Ryan doesn't have croup I don't think, just a nasty cold. 

I had to do research in one of my classes this semester on helpful and accurate medical web sites and I found this one to be really good.  http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/lung/croup.html  This is the link for croup, but it will send you to their web site.  It's KidsHealth.org. 

We are busy wiping lots of snotty noses and Ryan must be sleeping his sickness away because it's after 9 and he still hasn't gotten up yet!

 (Isaiah 58:8 NKJV) Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.

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