croup scare

I'm home today...down with flu. Since there are no swine flu cases in Malaysia...I think I'm safe despite being on the frontline.

It's my 2nd MC in the year! *applauding myself* despite seeing average 80 patients a day, these days up to 100+. This time, I got it from my dearest toddler. 

2 sleepless night, well, in shifts actually. DH does tepid sponging too. Last night was a scare. I was contemplating visit to ER. Heard really odd cough...we call it barking cough. Also heard weird whistling sound during inspiration... we call it stridor. Thank God it wasn't continuous!! I thought she was having croup (laryngotracheobronchitis).

It subsided when she was cooled down by tepid sponging, sleeping on us. Saves her from steroid nebulisation in the middle of the night.

A visit to Dr. Yong Junina (should get a picture or her, but then her face is always on a parenting magazine- pane doctors)... and here's the result:
  • Syrup Paracetamol
  • Syr Carbocisteine "Rhinathiol"
  • Oxymetazoline "Oxynase" nasal spray
She's ony 10.4kg (after substracting 0.6kg of her 3-yes 3 blankies she lugged around today), 81cm 2 weeks ago.

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6 Response to "croup scare"

  1. Anis Zainal-Pacleb Says:

    owh Dear! here's sending both of you tons of healthy vibes.... get well soon....

    Dr. Junina is one of our pediatrics too, just in case if Areya falls sick on weekends.... very pleasant doc, she is kan?

  2. Hanim Says:

    Anis, she sure is one of the nicer paeds :) Easier to see her coz the paeds in Pantai has his clinics only 3 times/week.

    Oh and there's already one case of influenza in Malaysia.

  3. Ummi Hanie Says:

    Salam ..

    Hope u get well soon !

    Dr. Yong Junina , yes i already saw her in parenting magazine " Mami & Baby " . She's a hired full time writer in the magazine .

    Anyway , saya ade Tag utk Hanim sbg salam perkenalan . . sile ambik di blog saya yer (bile dah sihat nnti) TQ !

  4. Hanim Says:

    Ummi Hanie... Thanks for the well wishes :) nanti I visit and amik tag :)

  5. parentingbyaccident Says:

    Hai Hanim,

    Very familiar medications shown above..BTW I selalu curi2 pakai uzma and luqman's oxynase. Luqman uses Rhinatiol Promatezine (dark colour)

    Azian

  6. Hanim Says:

    K. Azian.. thanks for dropping by. Prometazine tuh not for her age yet :)

    Oxynase? I pakai Nasonex...lagi kuat dia spray- best best.

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