Yep, you guessed it. Sage has croup. After listening to her cough and practically beg for air this morning I decided to call the doctor. Now I know you're probably thinking what a horrible mom I am for waiting this long to take her to the doctor..but..I didn't want to take her and have him tell me that it was just another cold and to keep doing what I was doing. (keep in mind this is the 3rd time I've taken Sage in for being sick. By now I know the routine.)
Anyways, turns out she has croup. What is croup you say? Well let me just copy and paste what the handy dandy little internet says about it. Croup: Croup is a condition that causes an inflammation of the upper airways — the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). It often leads to a barking cough or hoarseness, especially when a child cries.
Sage is very hoarse, struggles to breathe, and has a tremendous, awful, terrible, heart wrenching cough. Poor girl.
Moral of the story: Take your kid to the doctor when they have these symptoms. Apparently if croup goes untreated for too long it can be fatal. Glad I earned the good mom award today and took her to the doctor.