Quoting Annette Topham:" I planned on taking him in tomorrow. His cough was not bad this morning and as the day went on it got worse.. "It tends to get worse at night... I don't know why. Does it sound like a seal barking? That's what croup sounds like. I'm not sure if there is a lot of congestion with it. My son has had it like 3 times, and for some odd reason he gets it in the summer. lol It could be allergies. My son has a bad cough and it's gunky. I just hope our babies get better. I hate coughs too.