Christmas Party Croup

20 Dec

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Excitement for the upcoming holiday is building, people are feeling a wee bit more charitable, the air is crisp, and there are leaky children everywhere spreading the holiday germs.

I knew it was inevitable that our little ladybug would catch something this cold and flu season, especially since we’ve been attending birthday and Christmas festivities all month.  Sure enough last Monday in the middle of the night I woke up to what I can only describe as the sound of a little baby seal in the nursery.  Still half asleep I dug through the storage closet and grabbed the cool mist humidifier and the flowing vapour fan and prepared myself for a very long night.

Knowing that there isn’t much one can do medically for croup I took to the advice of seasoned moms and tried nearly every suggestion that was given to alleviate some of my daughters discomfort.   By Friday things weren’t improving so we made the trek to the doctors, and came home with a bronchodilator and the plan to continue on with what we had been doing before.

After a week of what seemed like endless nights, fevers spiking then breaking, and continuous cuddles, my little ladybug is beginning to sound less like a baby seal and more like her adorable happy self again.

I’m quite sure this is only the beginning of many more germ filled events to come.  After all, there are trips to the hospital for appointments, parties, play groups, oh and who could forget school. At least I won’t have to worry about the latter for a few more years.  CDG kids tend to be more susceptible to travelling germs and can have a very difficult time fighting them off.  However, in the end every sniffle and cough she has now will help build up her immune system for the future.  (at least that’s what I keep trying to remind myself.)


Wishing all of our friends and family who follow Little Ladybug Hugs a very happy and healthy holiday season, and a wonderful new year.

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