Croup in kids……
AHHH.. The season. That time of the night when you are all tucked into bed, snuggled and warm getting ready to call it a night and you hear this sound. That sound like your sleeping next to the seal exhibit at the zoo! Then you just lay there a second thinking.. Holy hell I must of fell asleep quick and started to dream of the sea. NOPE.. you hear it again and now your thinking which child did that come from? Immediately I start pulling out the vicks, the diffuser, the thieves oil etc. I wrap a blanket around my little and carry them on the front porch to breathe in that cool air. These are all the things that my momma did for me and my brothers when we were little. I still remember when she would get one of my dads big long socks and rub our necks down with vicks then wrap that sock around them pin it in the back, then she would rub our backs and chests with vicks and we would double shirts or put a dickie, yes a dickie under our shirts. Now if you don’t know what a dickie is then look it up( they were fake turtle necks!) Oh yes they were! All of these things work.
Croup in kids, how to treat it….
I always make homemade chicken soup with the homemade noodles and fresh crusty bread mmmm. Although I dislike this season I like all the comfort foods you enjoy more this time of year. So as I sit here watching my child breathe while she sleeps, (even though she will be 8) I am reminded that your never to old to want your momma, when I’m sick I still want mine. Stay healthy and warm.