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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

3 Times The Charm?

Late Sunday night / very early Monday morning, Kaitlynn woke up coughing. She could hardly sleep from coughing so bad. She has only been totally cough free for like a day! Monday, I tried waking her up to get her ready for our playgroup's playdate at Yummy & Co. She was crying and coughing and crying some more. The barking cough was back and the wheezy breathing began. She said her throat hurt and told me to call her doctor. She said she didn't want to meet her friends or get a cupcake. I tried calling the pediatrician's office for about 30 minutes before I could get through. I guess lots of kids must be sick. They were able to get her in later in the afternoon.

When we went to her appointment, the barking cough had stopped, but she was still coughing. I was concerned that the Croup was back. She had it in November, December and now again? 3 times in less than 3 months? What is going on? The pediatrician checked her out and confirmed that it was Croup (again). She gave some samples of steroids and said she may have to take them for 4 days (if she isn't better after 2 days). She said there are a few viruses going around that are causing Croup. She also said that if Kaitlynn gets it again, she will send us to a specialist to have things checked out. It is very concerning to me that my healthy daughter is getting sick so much now. Croup 3 times in less than 3 months! Maybe it never completely went away in December. I'm not sure, but I sure hope she gets better and stays better.

13 comments:

  1. Oh.. a friend of mine has a daughter who has croup, so I knw how tough it must be. I do hope Kaitlynn gets better soon.. Blessings and best wishes.

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  2. I LOVE the layout of your blog...It's so charming and sweet.

    Keep up the awesome work :)

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  3. Amy,I hope Kaitlynn gets better real soon!

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  4. I hope your young one gets well soon

    I am following you as well

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  5. Oh I hope she gets better soon! Hopefully she just didn't get over it in December instead of having it so many times.
    Thanks for following my blog, and I sure will be following yours!

    Happy Thursday!

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  6. You know, I think on that last comment I put happy thursday. haha.. Yep, I think I did. Well, you know what day it is! :D

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  7. I have not had any experience with Croup-- but I have heard that a steam in the bathroom is supposed to help...stopping by from The Mama Zone-- want more followers...now following!

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  8. I hope your daughter gets to feeling better. I know last year I was sick from November until January and it was horrible! Poor kiddo! I hope this is the last round of croup!

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  9. That SUCKS! I hope she feels better soon.

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  10. Oh, that is tough. I hope she is better soon and stays croup free. That's hard on both of you. Sending prayers.

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  11. yeah I think I would ask for a specialist now rather then later. I hope she gets better all the way soon!

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  12. Oh, no! Hoping she's better already!

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  13. prerna, Midday Escapades, shopannies, Ashley, Stacie, Two Lines On a Stick, J.B., Native American Momma and SarahHub- thanks for the well wishes.

    Sandie Lee- thanks for the compliment.

    Ashley- I never know the day!!

    mellisarock- thanks for the advice about the steam. We have tried that as well as taking her out in the cold air.

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