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
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