Quoting Piecey.:" I'd probably go in if I thought I saw retractions. The only time I've dealt with retractions and stridor, though, is when my child aspirated a peanut. I hope the little guy is okay!"
Quoting Amanda[expecting #2!]:" My daughter got croup really bad on Christmas and had never really been sick so I took her to the ER ... [snip!] ... Tylenol and lots of fluids helped my little one. Also a fan they said the cool circulation could help along with stream baths."
Quoting *~Terra~*:" Stridor with retractions? I'd go to the ER for sure!!!!!!!! And if I had to wait for a ride I'd be ... [snip!] ... with retractions... I would. (been an EMT for 13 years) What does the childs nailbeds look like? Pink ? Purplish blue tinge?"
Quoting Mommy2Kay:" He has gotten better, when he was laying down it was a little difficult for him to breath. He has to ... [snip!] ... want to get a prescription for prednisolone. He is breathing without stridor but when he takes a deep breath I can hear it."
Quoting *~Terra~*:" Thats good!!!! But anytime you see retractions like that you really should seek help right away. Hopefully they figure things out for you!! Good luck!"
Quoting Buzz and Almond Joys momm:" Next time he is like that please done hesitate I know he is better now but next time he may not respond ... [snip!] ... which is the sound you hear. They can continue swelling- they can even start to close off the air way ( personal experience )"
Quoting Buzz and Almond Joys momm:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mommy2Kay:</b>" If that ever happens, I do have an epi pen ... [snip!] ... Oh good! I believe we've tAlked in one of my threads before. I hate croup it scares the crap out if me anymore"