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    Default Ok a little worried.

    Noah has croup. Yesterday he was given a dose of steroids. Well last night he put himself to bed. (never done that before) Then again this morning he asked to go to bed and told me to go out of his room and shut the door This was 2 hours before his normal nap time. He is eating fine and drinking fine but super crabby and crying a lot. Should I take him in or just let him sleep through until he feels better?
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    personally I would give it time..unless he has problems with breathing..
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    My older son had croup twice and had steriods the first time. The second time it wasn't as bad so we were told to let it run it's course. There is nothing else to do especially if he's had steriods already. It might take a week or longer for the cough to go away but he'll start to feel better before that.
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    For now I would say let him sleep it off. If it seems to get worse then I would take him in.

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    I agree unles he's having trouble breathing I'd let him rest. Give him a big hug from us
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    I would definetly let him rest. My youngest DD is on her 2nd round of croup this winter season and my oldest has had it 3 times this season. This time around hasn't been as bad but the last time, they were extremely tired and sick (high fevers, etc). Sleep helped a lot and made it easier to get through for them and me!

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    well Noah is going on 3 hours now. I keep checking on him and he seems quite comfy So I'll just let him sleep through the icky's thanks

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    I hope Noah's feeling better soon! I agree with letting him sleep it off....as long as he's breathing fine.
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    Sleep is the best thing for him, as long as his breathing stays good. I hope he feels like himself again soon!!

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    Awe. Hope he is feeling better soon. Sleep is the best thing for them so I am glad to hear he is able to get lots. If your mommy instinct kicks in that it just is not right though or breathing is off do not be afraid to follow what is inside you
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    Well he slept for 4 1/2 hours and woke up as crabby as he fell asleep He has eaten a popsicle and 2 cups of water 1 milk. I know it really hurts when he coughs because he cries everytime and crunches his face up while holding his neck. I'm starting to wonder if maybe he has an infection in his throat. He has a low grade fever. I'm not freaking out anymore but just watching and waiting.and cuddling

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    Awww. poor noah!!! ((hugs)) mama!

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    aww poor little guy. I think the extra cuddles will help. YOu can give him some tylenol to help his sore throat. Maybe some honey to help sooth it a little. And don't forget the popsicles. Hopefully he's feeling better soon.
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    Hope he kicks this soon! I was going to suggest some tylenol or motrin for pain as well, might help him sleep tonight if he isn't waking in pain.
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    Steroids will do that... if he has a salbutamol (ventolin) inhaler, those won't necessarily make you tired but definitely, for a child, somewhat "off". If he was given prednisone, then he will for sure sleep more often and for longer periods of time. As long as he's breathing ok (i.e. no indrawing of his chest cavity) then he's doing ok. Let him sleep and enjoy the time to yourself!

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