I just realised I didn't answer your other question - we see the speechies again late next week. We're all done with ENT as far as I know given that everything looked normal from their perspective.
Do any of these ENT specialists know why babies & kids get croup every time they get a cold? Is there an actual issue with the throat or airways?
It looks like we're on our second bout of croup this season. I caught a cold, gave it to DD. She's been super snotty for a few days, but now she's off her food & I'm beginning to hear that horrible barking cough again. Great. We still had Predmix left in the fridge from last time, just gave her a dose, we'll see how she is after her nap. Hopefully we're not in hospital for Easter! It seems like we can't get a break
The ENT surgeon actually explained it really well - he said that there's a section of the airway near the voice box which is quite narrow in babies. It only takes 1mm of inflammation in that part of the airway for the volume of air going through to reduce by 16x! So basically they can get croup quite easily when they get colds. Some kids are more susceptible than others depending on how whether the airway is slightly narrower than normal. DS's actually looked normal so it seems he's prone to croup regardless.
It's frustrating and exhausting, we've had 6 bouts so far and it's awful.
Thanks for the answer! Our GP didn't go into details about it, only that some kids get it & others don't! I guess if she remains unwell we will seek the same sort of tests you've had.
I'm so sorry you haven't had a conclusion though! My GP said most kids grow out of it, but that doesn't help us so much right now at least we do know how to treat it & at the slightest sound of stridor we can give the Predmix.
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