Are you my Mommy?

Are you my Mommy?
Are you my Mommy?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Blog Compromise

Yep, I just realized it's been almost a week and you are probably wondering what happened, or since I am a new blogger without trendy advertisement or cool product give aways, no one noticed except maybe my mom (Hi mom!!!).  Good thing we can all count on moms for blogging support.  So, I won't make silly excuses, but I will describe the blog compromise.  Instead of in vivo blogging, I am now using telepathy to write blog posts while I rock walk my sick child to sleep and back to sleep and back to sleep and back to sleepppppppppppppppppppp (oops just fell asleep there).  You see we had a busy week (which led to some new blog topics for me, which was then followed by a visit from croup...helpful info from one of my favorite medical websites
No worries, this is just one of those bumps in the road of parenting.  Not likely to lead to severe complications, unless you include sleepless nights.  Much of it is quite hazy as this tends to wake you in the deepest of sleep since croup cough is a nighttime visitor.  I would awake to find Mr. B not breathing, which at the time felt like an eternity, but was really a split second.  I then quickly got him upright and he would gasp for a breath and start coughing barking like a seal.  It was gut wrenching scary mom stuff, the kind that no website, friend, parenting class, or other life experience can prepare you to cope.  The problem immediately is the need to stay calm as either of us getting upset makes it worse.  So, I maintain my close vigil, my under slept state, and comforting.

In case you are ever in this situation, here are some quick tips

Lots of steam (i.e. sit in bathroom with shower running for 20 minutes), followed by cool night air
Remain calm, an upset kiddo will cough longer
If the attack continues, you may need to take your child to the ER for breathing treatment.

gotta go...he is crying

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