So yesterday Luke woke up with a runny nose. We called it a cold or allergies and didn’t think much of it. He had no other symptoms and no fever so there was nothing to worry about. We put him to bed at 8:30 and went about our business.
10:00 he woke with an attempt at a scream. He was barking out coughs and couldn’t breath. My first thought was croup and a hot shower. Pat’s was asthma where the warm steam could kill him. So off to the ER we went.
After about an hour and a half wait in the waiting room we were shown a room. Immediately two doctors and a couple nurses swooped in. The listened to him breath and hooked him up to a machine that kept an eye on his heart rate.
By 2am it was pronounced to be a case of croup and he was given an oral steroid. They kept him awhile after the steroid to be sure there weren’t going to be any further problems. But then he was released.
We were home and in bed by 2:30am. Luke slept down in the nice cool basement with me. I figured it would be better on his breathing than his warm bedroom. I also wanted him close in case there were further problems.
Luckily he passed out cold within minutes of being put to bed and while he did cough in the night, he slept through until just after noon.