Thursday, February 23, 2012

croup

Would you expect croup to look like this:

croup1

...or this?

croup2

Me neither. When Peanut had croup at the same age, she and I spent four straight days laying in bed, she alternately napping and nursing, me watching dvd's and keeping the milk available. I barely ate, being stranded in bed with her, and lost about 6lb in a week. It was intense.

But...have I mentioned that Bubby is constantly proving to be a very different baby from her older sister? She's been croupy for two days now, feverish by turns, barking like a seal and moody in the truest sense: she's been both up and down. As you can see, when she's up she's pretty delightful and energetic (it took 74 shots to get those three that aren't blurred from her constant, rapid movement). 'Up' doesn't last indefinitely, though. After playing for awhile, her croup starts to look like this:

croup3


Yeah, that's a little more the way I expect croup to look.

Meanwhile, Peanut currently looks like this:

croup4


My non-napper is on her second nap in as many days. She's warm and totally off of food and coughing. Between the two of them, the three of us were awake for two and a half hours in the middle of the night. There was a lot of coughing. Some drinking of water. Some trips to the bathroom. A little vomit.

It's fun times around here. Oh yes, fun, fun times.

1 comment:

  1. Oh no, croup! I hope you all get through it, sooner rather than later - it's rough :(

    On the other hand, you do have some really adorable children. Just look at that smile!

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