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    Default Seriously croup? I thought we were done with you!

    DH is just heading home from hospital with DS after a moderate croup attack, probably the worst one either kid has had though.

    I seriously thought he'd grown out of it, especially as his cough was a touch barky several days ago but he never went croupy overnight. But no, looks like we'll be in for another long winter when it comes, with a permanent supply of steroids at the ready (caught out this time as it's the middle of summer ffs!).

    I can't remember when DD grew out of it but she never had as many bouts of it as him. When did your croupy LO stop getting it?

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    How old is he @Stretched? Croup is so annoying, thankfully we've only had to take my daughter to hospital with it once. She has just turned 4 and still gets it.

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    He'll be 4 in June.

    He goes to daycare, big sis at school and I work in a school - so much germ exposure amongst us!! It just seems every upper resp thing turns to croup for him (still!!!).

    DH said the hospital said we did everything right by taking him there though and to call an ambo if he gets worse next time to meet us on the way (we're 35 min from all 3 nearby hospitals). This has definitely been the worst attack either kid has had. He wasn't going blue but stridor and the in breath was as loud as the cough out.

    So we have our script for tonight's dose, plus script for a backup bottle in the fridge. Just need to cancel tonight's plans to see a friend and her 6mo!

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    Our 5yo gets it every winter. Last winter he was still getting it every few weeks. They are also concerned about him being asthmatic (he is unable to complete the breath test properly) so we treat with salbutamol when we first here any coughing. Sometimes it works and sometimes doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahalfdozen View Post
    Our 5yo gets it every winter. Last winter he was still getting it every few weeks. They are also concerned about him being asthmatic (he is unable to complete the breath test properly) so we treat with salbutamol when we first here any coughing. Sometimes it works and sometimes doesn't.
    DH is asthmatic so it's always on our radar. He gets quite distressed when we try to get the ventolin mask on so it's hard to tell if it helps or not as we don't know how much he's breathed in. I know steroids work for both so it's hard to narrow down but the hospital have always said they can't hear the asthma wheeze on his upper back, so we're not at the point of testing.

    He actually did OK with not getting sick so much last winter (winter before was unbelievably bad!) hence hoping he'd grown out of the croup!

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    We had croupy coughing last night as well! Mr 5 just has to look at a cold virus and starts barking :-/ he's had one trip to hospital with asthma and about five with croup. Last night he was wheezing and croup-barking in his sleep, so we kinda woke him up and got him to have some ventolin with the spacer. It was the easiest time ever, I think because he wasn't properly awake lol!


 

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