Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Croup

(Sung to the beat of Shoop, from Salt-n-Pepa)



Here they go, here they go, here they go again
Girls, what's your weakness? Coughin

Ok then,

chillin', chillin', mindin' my business
I heard the monitor and I couldn't believe this
I swear, I stared, Julia my witness

My girls were coughing kinda
Wicked, wicked, have to kick it

I'm not shy so I gave them some benadryl

A doctor? No, that don't make me
We need sleep so I dose them swiftly

Croup, croup ba-doop
Croup ba-doop
Croup ba-doop ba-doop ba-doop

Don't want no croup, baby.

Too late.  Both girls have it. 

You can stop singing now. 

Nights are awful.  Cool air humidifier, steamy shower, walks in the cold night air, ibuprofen, benadryl, honey elixir - none of these are working. 

Waking up (assuming they actually got some sleep) with their hair stuck to the snot that's drained from them overnight can't be much fun. 



At least we have Boogie wipes for this.  These have a magical formula that destroys dried snot on contact...more potent than regular wipes, Formula 409, or straight bleach.

4 comments:

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Oh, my...so sorry to hear what's happening at your house. I'll be thinking of you all!

Julia said...

Oh my goodness. Oh girls, look at him. He is the cutest Papa in here. Oh, and he's coming this way. Oooooooooooo! :)

championm2000 said...

First--I am now singing Croup to the tune of Shoop in my head!

Second, I hope the girls are better soon. We just battled croup for the first time last month, and it was ugly! We were on a cruise when Drew started barking and struggling to breathe. We took him at 2am to the ship's doctor because we had no idea what was going on. It sounded like an asthma attack! Then, Emily got it as the ship docked in Florida. Tough vacation!

Last--Boogie wipes are da' bomb! hahaha...we love them!

Olusola said...

Daddy, you just betrayed your age :). Love your adaptation

Hope your girls get better soon. The coughing really sucks and I can tell you that watching a kid's body racked with coughs just breaks a parent's heart