Who let the dogs out?
(Cough, cough, cough, cough)
Hi everyone - mom's back to the writing game again. Many thanks to Jay for serving as our guest blogger and calling me out for being so slack. Thanks, kiddo.
So, the latest news is that Jay has croup. He started with a cold last Monday night, but seemed to be pretty much back to his usual old self by the end of the week. Then he woke up Saturday morning at 6 am barking like a dog. To all you parents whose kids have had croup, you know what a horrible sound it is. He was wheezing and sounded just awful.
Then, just about the time the sun came up, he seemed to be fine again. He was crawling around, laughing, and generally being the happy little monster that he is. Derek took him to the doc anyway since he appeared to be on the brink of death mere hours before. Just about the time the doctor was ready to send them on their way, he started hacking again. (Thank you!) Even doc agreed that it's croup and gave us some drugs. It is a VERY mild case, but even a mild case can go from icky to horrible pretty quickly. In the words of Barney Fife "Nip it! Nip it in the bud!"
But the best part is the timing. Remember, back in August, when Jay gave his Aunt Mimi the greatest wedding gift of all? You know - the gift of the stomach flu on your wedding night? Well, guess who came to visit this weekend! Yup, Aunt Mimi. She traveled all the way across the country to spend time with the little germ-spreader. She's now nicknaming him Typhoid Mary. But since croup is pretty much a kid ailment, we're hoping she escapes this time.