CT is on the road to recovery. After a long 36 hours of misery, we finally took him into ready care yesterday and were told he has croup. I suspected this, but since he's never been sick before (you read that right) and I'm new at this parenting thing, I wasn't certain that's what it was. On Tuesday he woke up hoarse and by the end of the day he had developed a bad cough. We all slept terrible that night. His fever would come and go, but never went higher than 102 degrees. We should have taken him in that night, but we hesitated because we've all been sick and thought he needed to work through it.
It turns out there is little the doctor can do for croup. It is a viral infection of the vocal box, so antibiotics aren't given. We were prescribed a steroid to help heal his vocal cords. It is suggested that we let him breathe the cold air outside or take him into a steaming bathroom. And here we'd been extra careful while outside all week because we thought it was just a cold. Live and learn.
He slept incredibly well last night. Christos had to wake him up to eat this morning and then he went back to bed for another 2 hours. That's 12.5 hours total. It shows too. He looks MUCH better. I hope we are all on the mend so we can enjoy each other this weekend.