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October 20, 2015
Doctor listens to her lungs and sends them straight to the hospital. That takes it up a big notch. Hard to sit here waiting for news, much harder to sit in the ER with a sick baby. I remember it like yesterday: his little chest sucking in as he struggled to breathe, the failure of a steamy shower or drive in the night air to relieve the symptoms, the inevitable visit to the Children's and the barely contained panic as they placed him in an oxygen tent and spoke of tracheotomy. It was croup, it happened twice, we all survived.