Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Crap, I mean Croup

So the boys are sick.  Sunday night they both went to bed with mild, low grade fevers and they woke up with a nice cough.  I had been looking for this as it had been going around so I had Chris take them in right away Monday morning.  The doctor diagnosed both of them with the croup.  I was pretty sure that was what Harrison had, but I really only sent Bennett as a precaution.  But, they both had steroid treatments and thankfully their coughs stayed away from the classic seal-bark croup cough.

But, the fevers and the colds decided to come full steam.  Both boys fought a fever Monday and Tuesday.  Luckily, drugged on ibuprofen, they act almost completely normal!  Harrison had a horrible night last night.  He woke up saying that he felt like he was going to throw-up and he wanted his dad.  Thank goodness for that!  Chris and Harrison spent the night in the office!  I got the whole bed to myself!  YEAH!!  But, I guess, more importantly Harrison is feeling better today.

Bennett on the other hand came down with a horrible runny nose.  How anyone can have that much green ooze in their little 22 lb body is beyond me.  It is the worst right away in the morning and after nap, but still.  GROSS!  

I guess the bright side of this is that Bennett birthday is coming up and since they were sick this week, they should be healthy next week.  Maybe...


Pam said...

I remember the horrible night their Daddy spent in a croup tent at St. Luke's hospital before he was 2. Who knew a little body like that could cough so BIG!

Meredith Wilcke said...

Oooh, thanks for reminding me of Bennett's birthday. ;)