Sunday, May 20, 2012


It's 4:00 am and I hear the sound of the roosters in the far distance telling me the sun will soon rise.  I hear the sound of the paper boy driving around and I notice he fixed his muffler on his car.  I hear the sound of my son bark like a seal and struggle to get a breath.  Once again he has croup.  It is so chronic that I can't even count how many times he has had it this year.  His little nest is made next to my bed as I lay awake listening, wishing there was something I could do.  An hour later and no break I heated up my shower and stuck him in.  My bathroom is large and won't steam so he has to sit in the shower to get the relief which is when he smiles and says he got to stay up all night long.  I smile with him but I really want to cry.  I just want to sleep for a solid 10 hours.  Fine, I will take 8 hours.  I want his little air pipes to grow so he doesn't have to continue to deal with getting croup every time he catches a cold.  He is 5 and this is been on going since he was a baby.  I have purchased more humidifiers that I would like to admit with none giving any type of relief other than being a great white noise maker.

20 minutes later and he is feeling great.  It's 5:00 a.m and the idea of sleep is long gone.  Time to get the day started while hoping his sister stays asleep.

Happy Sunday everyone!  Learn from this little guy and keep a smile on your face no matter how crappy you feel.


  1. I just found you through the blog hop...what a sweet little guy you've got. I can't imagine the worry you go through...but, such a great mommy to be by his side...and I feel ya on wanting some sleep :)

  2. We sure do need to delight in the small things, like staying up all night. He's so cute!
    I have a mocking bird outside my window who sings all night long. It's beautiful but I'm a light sleeper. :)
    I hope he feels better soon.

  3. awwwww poor thing! Croup can be so scary the first time you hear it!

  4. Poor guy! That is horrible...good thing he has a nice mom to take care of him! Stopping by from the Networking Blog Hop :)
    Modern Modest Beauty

  5. Poor guy. I'm sorry as I'm sure the stress is high when he's sick. : ( Hang in there!

  6. No fun! I am visiting from Thee Blog Hop and I am a new follower! I hope you will drop by and do the same.


  7. I'm so sorry to hear about Wyatt's croup. I'm glad to see he was smiling and feeling much better after the hot shower.
    Wishing you both restful nights ahead. I hope he continues to feel better.
    Lots of love

  8. Oh no! I feel bad for him but he must have that positive spirit you possess because that smile is infectious :)


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