Friday, February 22, 2008

Why can't we get better update

Yesterday Alyssa started getting the croupy cough, but it wasn't as tight as Austin's sounded. But she couldn't even sleep during nap time because of the constant coughing. Later that night I called the Doctor to find out if there was something I could give her to help the cough so she could sleep, she insisted I go into the instacare as their office was already closed. I gave Alyssa a nice steam filled bath and got her jammies on and went to the instacare. While we were waiting she was getting hotter and hotter, by the time we were seen she had a temperature of 102.7!! Well, it turns out there are two different kinds of croup. Croup without a fever and Croup with a fever. Austin had the kind with out and Alyssa obviously had the kind with. So she got her steroid meds and an extra dose to take home if it didn't sound like it was getting better. And I needed to treat her fever aggressively alternating Tylenol and Motrin. They also told me I should sleep with her so I could monitor her breathing, because if it gets too shallow I needed to take her to the ER. Needless to say we are both sleep deprived today.


Kitty said...

I am so sorry to hear that! How crappy! Is she feeling any better now?