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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    The ENT surgeon said that the swallowing issue wouldn't cause his persistent cough - if food was getting into his lungs he'd be getting pneumonia. The persistent wet cough is still a mystery unfortunately. I'll be asking the paed about any potential cilia issues at the next appointment. I know it was one of the things he was considering and we haven't really discussed it while we've been doing these other tests. From my very limited understanding, it would be a possible explanation for DS having excess mucous which in turn could make him more susceptible to viruses that then lead to croup.

    I know I sound ridiculous but I really want to rule out any and all of the not-so-nice possibilities.
    Our ENT gave swallow test but our speech and paed knew more. Hugo doesn't have pallet problem that we think of but he is getting tonsils done and adenoids apparently they can see better that way? I have no idea! I totally get what your saying. I'm constantly trying not to be paranoid. And no money is **** if u had to stop work. This week I had to get medications I almost died $140 with concessions literally no money until next fn 😳

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    Our ENT gave swallow test but our speech and paed knew more. Hugo doesn't have pallet problem that we think of but he is getting tonsils done and adenoids apparently they can see better that way? I have no idea! I totally get what your saying. I'm constantly trying not to be paranoid. And no money is **** if u had to stop work. This week I had to get medications I almost died $140 with concessions literally no money until next fn 😳
    That's interesting that your ENT did the swallow test. DSs was supervised by the speech pathologists and they also said the swallowing problem is most likely unrelated to the cough & croup issues.

    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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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