Once we were at the ER they monitored her oxygen levels and blood pressure. A doctor saw us right away and explained that they need to take her temperature to determine if a chest xray was necessary. She felt nice and cool but she did have a temperature so off she went to have xrays done. Turned out they could tell it was viral croup and nothing else. They gave her inhilation treatment again which didn't do a lot. Next they gave her liquid steroids which we were told would open her airways to allow her to breath easier. Within 45 minutes she went from sleeping to wide awake and hyper and... no barking or raspy voice! Even her nose totally cleared up. I was amazed! At that point they discharged her and we returned home. We got home just before 2am. She slept with us the rest of the night and she slept well.
She has been barking-free since then and slept 13 hours last night. She even took a nice long nap today. I am so grateful for God bringing songs and verses to my mind anytime I got scared. She's a special child and He has a great plan for her life. I'm also grateful that after her first episode we know now how to bring it under control and when that fails then we have a great EMT crew just 2 blocks away. Thank you Ferndale Fire Department EMTs and especially to paramedic Ben. You helped give