Had a truly horrifying experience today. My son had a high fever last night and all day today, and I thought it was just another illness that would pass. This afternoon he started making weird noises, coming from his throat and chest. It's the first time I ever hear them and I could see the discomfort and distress in his face. He couldn't nap or rest, and when he finally fell asleep at 4pm on my lap, I was relieved - but 20 minutes later he woke up in a panic. He couldn't breathe. I saw the fear and shock in his eyes. I ran to the kitchen and got the spacer and inhaler that I had kept from his last illness and pumped it as many times as I could. He took a breath. Thank God. We headed straight to A & E and he was diagnosed with Croup. I have never felt so much fear in my life. Still uneasy and unable to sleep. Motherhood - you're tough.
❗️***mamas and papas, never dispose of any equipment, such as spacers, given to you by medical professionals. You never know when you may need them.***❗️