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March 05, 2009


drama mama



How far you've both come. I love the image of pulling the sickness out; what a fun visual! ;-) Sending love and hugs and hopes that your snuggle-bug is feeling better.


In one of those coincidences that seems like an actual, you know, thing, Ben has also had annual bouts of croup.

This year (knock melamine) he's had only one almost-croup night, but he woke up early and croaked for help before it got out of control.

Likewise our training paid off such that we were able to fling open the doors and windows, crank up the vaporizer, and settle in for a midnight DVD and popsicle party without having to fully wake up.

What's intriguing to me about croup is that it's written about as an illness. But based upon our doctor's assertions and our own experience it seems like more of an indicator of a condition—i.e. abnormally shaped or underdeveloped vocal cords.

So that croup can affect many children in infancy, but relatively few beyond it.

Lucky Isaac and Ben.


Does this bring back memories of Zachary and the croup. Nightmares actually.
Steam did no good. Cold outside air or a/c.
Then the time we had to go to the hospital for epi in an IV for 6 hours.
Now that he is 14, you tend to push it aside.
I hope he is better soon and they do outgrow it.


TH and George are my croup kids. Any upper respiratory viral infx goes right to that larynx. Geo also appears to have some kind of reactive airway and will every once in awhile wake up unable to breathe, so it's straight to the steam. We did take him in once b/c nothing was working, so they did epi and kept him overnight b/c his 02 sats were low 80s. One thing that has been MAGIC is the Vicks warm vaporizer in his room at night. Bye bye, croup.


OMG! That really sounds horrific and high stress =/ I vaporize chamomile or thyme to soothe my ailments or stress. Vaporizing lavendar is a good herb to use also.

::hugs and love:: hope he gets better and my suggestion helps with any stress or weakened immune systems :)

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Oh my, you guys been through a hard time. But I have to give credit to Isaac. He is a trooper. And you did your best to make him feel better. He'll pull through, eventually. My prayers for his speedy recovery.

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