Jack woke up barking. Yup. Like a seal... or a dog.
We both jumped up at ran to him because it sounded so strange. He was sitting up in bed coughing and trying to breathe. Jeremy called the doctor while I calmed him down. He stopped coughing and relaxed a few minutes, but started up not long after. The doctor sent us straight to the ER.
I packed a quick bag, and dressed him warmly since it was actually around 50 at 4:30am. He has(had) croup. He got a dose of some steroids to help open his upper passages. After some observation and popsciles, we were sent home at around 10am. Jack's party was Saturday. I was a little heartbroken when I realized his party wasn't happening. I had planned it for so long and my family was in from out of town (10 hours away). After talking to my mom via text for a few hours while we were still in the ER, she convinced us to still have the party minus the kids.
So we rushed home (after stopping for coffee) and started cleaning and setting up. It's amazing how much mess can be made at 4am when you're rushing out the door. We set everything up and I rushed through a shower and pulled myself together. Jack wasn't even dressed when people started showing up...he was actually just in a diaper and his hospital anklet. I'm pretty proud of myself for pulling it off. Jack fell asleep half way into the party. We rushed through the present opening and just let him play. He fell asleep in his big boy bed (we converted his crib into a toddler bed).
All in all, it was a crazy day. It has taken me a few days to catch up on sleep. It hasn't helped that I've been so nervous that he's going to start his coughing again that I've been sleeping in his room.
Party details coming soon!!