Kyle and Mason got home last night around 3 a.m. Sure enough, Mason has croup. I am not sure exactly what caused the vomiting ... I guess from coughing so much.
I seriously have never, ever heard someone struggle to breath like he was. It was pretty scary. It wasn't the normal wheezing that comes with croup ... I'm not even really sure how to explain it.
He also woke up this morning with petechia all over his face, which sort of freaked me out. I am so used to it in my girls, but not Mason. I think I am pretty much immune to medical stuff when it comes to the girls, but for some reason it is so different with Mason.
SO glad he is home and feeling better! I am the same way, I freak out with medical stuff with the other 3 kids, but if it's Kennedy I just think, "here we go again!" LOLReplyDelete
Glad Mason's home. I would have freaked with the breathing. ((hugs))ReplyDelete
This is Joyce. Sure hope Mason is getting better. It is interesting how we adapt to the health needs of our chidren in different ways. I do the same thing.ReplyDelete
Poor Bubbs... So crazy to think that we all were just running around the playground a few hours earlier. Put on some cartoons and give him some mack and cheese (comfort food) and he will be better in no time.ReplyDelete
Oh, goodness. I'm so glad he's home. Poor Mason! I still really don't know what croup is--is it the same as whooping cough? I just remember hearing about that when I was a kid. How do they treat it? At any rate, I hope his recovery is swift!ReplyDelete
I hope Mason is feeling better this afternoon. Sounds like it was a scary situation. You need a break;)ReplyDelete
Croup is horrible! We have been at the hospital for many hours with Joel due to croup. It is so scary when they can't breathe.ReplyDelete
I'm glad he is at home and I hope he continues to feel better.
Crazy stuff indeed! I hope he feels better today!ReplyDelete
I just read Tricia's Latest port on Unringing the Bell and Damned if the same thing didn't happen to her Lil Georgia early this morning. She was rushed off to the ER in an Ambulance. CROUP!
Just so scary and stressful.. As I told Tricia, I hope you guys have a quiet, uneventful, relaxing day to recuperate and feel better. Mason is such a sweet heart but I'm sure he is tough. Hoping you guys all the best and praying you feel better soon.. You and Tricia need a mom's day together at the Spa. Bring the kids to my place, I'll watch em while you go!
Lots of love from hunter and Jess
Hi! Yu[ Ssejors just "told me" about Mason so I popped over to read. Scary stuff, eh?? Hope we all get some sleep tonight! :)ReplyDelete
No fun. I dread croup, Aidan gets it quite easily.ReplyDelete
Here's hoping you guys have a Spring filled with good health!
How scary it must have been to see him like that! Hope he is feeling much better now!ReplyDelete
poor mason. hope he is feeling better. croup is scary stuff!ReplyDelete
I'm a little late on this, but I'm glad you got your answers and he's okay. Hopefully by now he's doing much better! Poor Mason (and poor Mommy and Daddy)! That's scary!ReplyDelete
Hope he's feeling better!ReplyDelete
so glad mason is home and doing better. it's summer time, don't your kids know you are not suppose to be getting sick ;) hope he is back to his 'ol self soon!!ReplyDelete
Hope Mason starts feeling better soon!ReplyDelete
You may try onion packs on his chest and onion syrup. It really helps with croup. My family has dealt with croup numerous times and we even had to take one of my brothers to the ER when he was little.
- Onion pack:
Take an onion and slice it up, lay the rounds (keep the rings all together) in a towel or something - 3 or 4 rounds. Place that on his chest and put a heating pad or hot water bottle on it. It really opens them up a lot.
Take onions & brown sugar and alternately layer them in a container. Make 3-5 layers and let sit on the counter covered. Within a few hours you'll have syrup from that. Most of the kids in my family really like this!
I'm so glad Mason is home. The breathing stuff. It is the scariest.ReplyDelete
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