Our poor little munchkin has come down with croup. She woke up around 10 last night sounding really congested with a cough. The cough has now manifested into croup. For those that don't know what it sounds like...imagine the sound a seal makes. It's quite horrible sounding - especially from a child that is only 19 months old!
So that is what we are dealing with. For a good part of the day today, she acted like she felt okay (for the most part) - but that sound...coming out of that little child... is enough to alarm anyone! She has a slight fever and we have it under control with tylenol/motrin but she still feels warm to the touch. She was also given some medication from her doctor to help her breathe better. :)
We were told that one of use should sleep in her room with her throughout the night. Right now we have the monitor on and can hear her - but once we decide to go to bed - we'll be taking shifts. I am a new mommy and I don't want to rely on the monitor (which already has major volume issues) so we'll be on shifts tonight. It was Erik's idea to do the shifts. Last night was a longggg one for me so I am welcoming the shift work tonight! :)
So...here's praying for SOME sleep tonight....hope all of you have some too!