So my son had the croup since he was an infant, so when I hear him coughing half a lung I just follow the routine:
Shower, back rub, Tylenol for the fever (if there is one), drink if water (he gets really dehydrated), snuggles and back to sleep.
This morning he seemed fine. I asked twenty times if he wanted to go to school or stay home and he said yes to school every time. So I got him dressed for picture day, took him to school and told the teacher that he might be a bit tired from the night before.
When I get him from school my poor Ducky is as white as a ghost and looking for me to carry him home. Lucky the teacher said that he was only like that the last 30 minutes of school but I felt horrible!
As I'm putting my sick little boy in his car seat I tell him I should have kept him home from school.
Just so you know....
15 hours ago