Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Doing Something Right

Norah might have croup. I say might have because she has that tell-tale seal bark cough, but she doesn't cough very often and doesn't have even a hint of a fever. She is super grumpy though and doesn't seem to have much of an appetite. I suppose we'll find out tonight because croup is supposed to get way worse at night.

Anyway, I took the day off because we didn't want to risk infecting Ruby if it is indeed croup (it's viral, so contagious) and after Norah's nap we went to the grocery store to get soup and a few other things (like jello) that will be easy on the throat. Norah sat in the front of the grocery cart like usual, buckled the seat belt thing and said 'safety fist!' (which I assume was meant to be first). As we walked into the store I asked her if she might like to pick out a little treat. She said yes. I said, 'how about some ice cream?' She said, 'no, Mommy, apples!'

It's very nice to know that someone is paying attention!


Natalie said...
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Natalie said...

Croup is a generic term that refers to the swelling of the trachea and vocal folds and can be caused by any number of viruses (but you already knew that Ms. Google, M.D.) Spencer had croup in February. I thought he was having a major asthma attack. He had a panic attack when he couldn't breathe. It was all very scary. The doctor gave him a steroid shot to treat the swelling. He was 100% back to normal within 24 hours. I totally recommend the shot if it's an option. According to the doctor it's a pretty standard treatment.

Hope Norah feels better soon.

Maryellen said...

Poor little Norah. I sure hope she doesn't have croup. I do think she's a little crazy though...apples over ice cream? What is she thinking? ;)