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jacquie
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Since last Sunday my wee one has had the croup. Because she didnt have a secondery infection there was no point in taking her to the Doctor.
She would have a tempreture juring the day, and that horrible hacking cough at night. A couple of times I thought she was going to choke. So it was quick trips to the bathroom to steam her!!
She started eating last night again which was nice to see! and touch wood her cough is getting better. To be honest I feel about 100 years old! No wonder sleep deprovation is a form of torture.



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I had the adult form of croup two years ago and didn't sleep for weeks from coughing. I've never felt so bad, but was told by the doctor they couldn't give me anything, just had to let it run it's course - I went home and cried!

Hope you're both feeling better and enjoy some sleep soon :smile:



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NickiG
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My youngest daughter gets croup every year! Thought I would give you a tip. My doctor mentioned it for us and it worked great. Depends on how cold it is in your area too though. (my daughter also has asthma that creeps up when she has croup) Anyways, many nights, I grabbed a bunch of big warm blankets and went outside and slept with Cejay on laydown lawnchairs for an hour or so!!! Not during the summer, we do this in the fall when the air is cool/cold at night. Sometimes we just get up out of bed and go out and sit on a lawn chair for awhile. Cejay usually got more sleep because she would fall asleep on my lap outside. Something about the cool air stops the coughing. When your child is having a really bad coughing attack, wrap them up, make sure they are basically warm, and sit outside for a few minutes. Not sure if this will work for everyone, but it has worked for us over the years and works well and fast. Also, give your kid lots of blankets to keep their body warm and open their bedroom window!! Get the cool air in for them to breath it. I like to use the living room for Cejay. She will sleep in the lazy boy chair so that she is elevated while she sleeps, which also helps the cough alot to elevate him or her so they are more sitting than laying. Then I cover her with lots of blankets and open the window.
Just thought I would mention what we do.......
Oh, it also helps some if you get a good cough medicine (ask your pharmacist which on is best), give them the medicine every 4-6 hours (whatever the bottle says) give it to them all through the day into the night so that the medicine is in and stays in their system.

Hope your daughter feels better soon, and you guys get some sleep:loveya:









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SashasMum
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I feel for you Jacquie I really do. My eldest (14) had croup when he was about 6 months old - I lay next to him expecting each breath to be his last, it really is the most scarey thing you can go through.

He used to then get it whenever he gets a cold and he still seems to get a bit "croupy" rather than getting head colds if you see what I mean.

The steam is the best thing for it ..... see you if can get hold of a kettle that doesnt switch off and you can boil it in her room - or do you have a veggie steamer?? Another good thing is to stick wet towels on her radiator to keep the air moist.

Like Nicki says, the outside air is the best thing for them - its amazing how quickly the crouping stops when they go outside - just a shame its so cold at this time of year.

I hope she feels better soon. The thing to remember is that it does sound so much worse than it is and they are not struggling for their last breath!!

Hope you get more sleep tonight!



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kerrigan
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I thought croup was an infection of the past, my brother had croup really bad as a toddler. in the 1960s, hope Ceildhi is feelimg better jacquie, yvonne

  
jacquie
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Thanks everyone. Last night was the first night's unbroken sleep we have had. Not sure if It was good as I'm exausted today LOL absolutly no energy.



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How are things today? Poor little soul and poor you.
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jacquie
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Hi Everyone,
Things looking better. Ceilidh is back to nursery today and as bright as a button. We all slept again last night and I must confess I'm begining to feel like my old self again.

Ceilidh had her MMR and Polio boosters yesterday and what a brave girl she is! didnt even flinch, although one of her arms was a bit sore this morning (think it was the polio one)
I wasnt too sure about getting them done with her being so unwell last week but they re-saaured me that it would be ok. Now I have too keep an eye out for a rash, sore throte ect. O'h the joys of being a mum eh?



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So long as she is okay - isnt it amazing how young children manage to throw illness off.
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Glad she is recovering Jacquie. Croup is a nasty thing. I was lucky with Tilly, she didnt seem to bother with any of her jabs although after her last MMR she ended up in hospital with a severe case of uriticaria of unknown origion - nothing to do with MMR!

Natalie never does anything by halves anyway!

Its normally the HIB that causes the soreness Jacquie, I remember it taking a long time for it to go down as well - leaves a little lump. Polio is given in the mouth and tastes absolutely disgusting and you are supposed to be really careful if they are still in nappies because you can Polio where it is passed through the body! Apparently there was a case of a father catching Polio after his child had been vaccinated - how scary is that!

Glad Ceilidh is better though - its always rough when they are unwell.:spinsmile:



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I thought Polio was on sugar, but she said the second one was for polio. The site is really pink and sore!



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I remember the sugar cube too Jacqui. Mustve changed.
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All my three had it on the tongue? I had a sugar lump when I was a wee one, but I think they are more concerned about rotting teeth than there were in those days!



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Hi Jacquie

I hope both you and your daughter are feeling a lot better now.

I don't have any children but I know how tiring it was when we were staying up all night with Henry to make sure he didn't stop breathing.

I can't imagine how it must have been for you with your daughter.

My niece has Asthma and sometimes i see what my sister goes through when she has an attack - it is all definately putting me off having children - I don't think i could cope with all the worry.

I hope she continues to improve and is back to her old self soon.




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Glad to hear Ceildhi has recovered Jacqui, yvonne

  

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