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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Barking Seal

Last night at around 11:30 when Phil went in to do his nightly check on Jack he found Jack awake in his crib and having some difficulty breathing. And then he, Jack that is, started to bark like a seal.

Phil and Jack then came into our bedroom to wake me up. Nothing gets a mom out of bed like "Jack is having trouble breathing". I jumped up and we headed downstairs to start the nebulizer (an electric inhaler thing). We then called the med unit and were told to come on in because it sounded like he had croup. I also think the 'difficulty breathing' line got the nurse's attention.

Turns out he does have croup and another possible infection so he's back on antibiotics and steroids for the third time this year. But on the bright side, he did wake up late this morning (7:30) and was jumping up and down smiling when I walked in so I think he's on the mend.

What a night!

While Jack and I are Michigan inAugust we're going to try to see a pediatric specialist so we can find out if Jack has asthma or if he is just reacting to the poor air quality in Ukraine.


At 3:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our daughter's second winter, from September through early spring, was one long string of asthmatic episodes, inhalers, nebulizers, etc. Doc said she might have childhood asthma, which is very common, or maybe not. Apparently the second winter is when the, um, phlegm hits the fan for most kids. Not to worry. All will be well.


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