Nicky - posted on 02/06/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )
so yesturday afternoon i noticed my 3 yr old had a small cough nothing serious. i put his vicks vaporizor in his room to maybe help him a little. about 1/2 hour after he fell asleep all i could hear was wheezing from him, & he kept trying to clear his throat but couldnt. so i rubbed some vicks on his chest and gave him some childrens cough medicine & ran a hot shower & sat in the steamy bathroom with him for 30 min. about 45 min later i was scared to death when he was gasping for air. coughing & throwing up & unable to breath. he was shaking & scared me so badly. even though i was scared i stayed calm & didnt show my fear i just rubbed his back and told him to breathe slowly and told him everything would be ok. after sitting in the bathroom a 2nd time while he was throwing up i turned the hot water on again and sat in there with him until i couldnt do it any more. he was gasping so hard for air. i took him to urgent care & was told he had croup (which he has had once before) but this time it was worse. they gave me treatments for his nebulizer i have to do 3 times a day plus a steroid he has to take by mouth. has anyone been through this? and what did you do to help your child sleep more comforatbley? any helpful tips would be much appreciated!! tonight i propped his pillow up a little bit & we did his treatment right before bed along with taking his steroid.