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Could this be croup?

(18 Posts)
Icelollycraving Thu 01-Nov-12 09:56:10

Ds is 16 months. He became unwell on Sunday,took him to gp on Monday & was told he had a virus.
He improved yesterday & arranged to go back to work. Overnight his temp raised to 38.9 & is not responding to calpol. He has a cough & sounds rattley. Got emergency apt at 130.
Been googling & discovered croup symptoms. Any advice?

Goldmandra Thu 01-Nov-12 10:31:12

Croup has a special noise all of it's own. It sounds like an animal barking, not a rattly cough. You won't ever forget the sound once you've heard it.

You've done the right thing by getting an emergency appt.

Icelollycraving Thu 01-Nov-12 10:54:53

Thanks for your reply. His temp is going up gradually sad

Goldmandra Thu 01-Nov-12 12:34:27

Sorry I didn't see this reply earlier.

If it gets very high and you're worried forget the GP appt and go to A&E

Icelollycraving Thu 01-Nov-12 12:46:38

At a&e now.

Sirzy Thu 01-Nov-12 12:57:52

Sounds more like a chest infection, hope he is ok

Goldmandra Thu 01-Nov-12 13:21:34

Oh dear.

I hope he just needs some antibiotics and you can come home soon.

Icelollycraving Thu 01-Nov-12 19:11:54

Pneumonia & possible secondary infection sad

Goldmandra Thu 01-Nov-12 19:51:34

Oh no!

Poor little thing sad

You did the right thing not waiting then.

I hope he recovers really quickly.

Sirzy Thu 01-Nov-12 19:52:37

Has he been kept in?

yellowsubmarine53 Thu 01-Nov-12 20:11:44

Thank goodness you got a prompt diagnosis. Hopefully, your ds will respond well to antibiotics and be on the mend very soon.

yellowsubmarine53 Thu 01-Nov-12 20:16:19

Thank goodness you got a prompt diagnosis. Hopefully, your ds will respond well to antibiotics and be on the mend very soon.

Icelollycraving Thu 01-Nov-12 20:34:18

Yes. We are waiting for a bed. He's currently asleep on dh. The little oxygen tubes break your heart. They have been really great,just no beds,were going to transfer us to another London hospital but apparently not now.

Sirzy Thu 01-Nov-12 20:41:38

Bless him, I know what you mean but just remember it will help make him better quicker x

Icelollycraving Thu 01-Nov-12 21:49:37

So been transferred to the ward..... they were suprised to see he was a baby (ish). They were expecting a 15 year old not 15 month old hmm
They have no cots & wanted him to sleep in an adult bed with me in a camp bed. I am in the hospital bed with him on top.

Goldmandra Thu 01-Nov-12 22:21:09

Much better to cuddle him if that's what he wants.

I hope you get a peaceful night and he's on the mend really soon.

Sirzy Sat 03-Nov-12 21:28:39

How is he now?

Icelollycraving Sat 03-Nov-12 21:35:53

He's doing well. I got us transferred to a private room that night as sharing a ward with teenagers with various problems frightened him & it was awful. He is off the iv but still on oxygen. Is really improving,thank you for asking.

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