08 March 2008

The Next Ailment

I guess Arizona has an interesting welcoming committee. We've been welcomed by strep throat and scorpions and now our latest welcoming committee is the croup committee. Yes Sweet Girl now has croup. I hope this string of incidents ends soon because I'm not really sure how much longer I can take it. And she's been exposed to all of these things already and we got by unscathed. I guess that was pure luck.

She's had a cough for a little while, it sort of went away with her strep and resurfaced a day or so ago. And then this morning we got the barking cough wake up call. So we head outside because it is cool out there (in the 40's) and it calms it down. We head back in and I open the window in our room, prop her up on some pillows and she goes to sleep.

Of course there is nothing we can do for it since she's not suffering from the strider or other issue accompanied with croup where her chest is tight. I talked to the pediatrician and she instructed us to head to the ER if she suffers from the aforementioned issues. I don't think we'll be going to Phoenix Children's Hospital again. if that's the case.

Hopefully she keeps up good spirits and isn't clingy all weekend. I had big plans to get everything situated. I'm beginning to wonder why I even bother planning anything these days.

I'm hoping I don't have to start the 'Ailment of the Week' topic.


Anonymous said...

Well you know what they say"When it rains it pours" soon the sun will come out and all will be well.
Love Mom

Anonymous said...

Hang in there darling. If anyone can handle this it's you. You are one strong cookie and when mom and father get back treat yourself to a spa day...alone. Love ya