Henry woke up around 2 a.m. coughing hard, breathing hard and feverish: 104. He also vomited. Not knowing what to do, we went to the professionals at Caritas Hospital in Brockton. It was a long night. We did not leave until 8:15 and he was awake for the whole thing. He has croup. They gave him steroids and a nebulizer. Hopefully he's better by the time his Grandma Mary and Papa Hank visit from Michigan on Saturday.
Croup is a group of respiratory diseases that often affect infants and children under age 6. It is characterized by a barking cough; a whistling, obstructive sound (stridor) as the child breathes in; and hoarseness due to obstruction in the region of the larynx. It may be mild, moderate or severe, and severe cases, with breathing difficulty, can be fatal if not treated in a hospital.
About 5 a.m waiting to be seen after being there for 3 hours already. Poor little sick boy.
Henry had to wear my t-shirt because he spit up his medicine all over his clothes.
Content on Daddy's lap playing with his fish.
Trying to fall asleep on mommy.