Sound asleep on our way home from the Dr.
Well Sakura had an emergency trip to the Dr. today. She has had a fever for several days, it would go away with Tylenol or Motrin and then return - today at the Dr. it was 102.9. Poor Sakura - Dr. Amon diagnosed Sakura with 'Croup'.
Croup, which is marked by a harsh, repetitive cough similar to the noise of a seal barking, can be scary for both children and their parents. After all, attacks of croup may jar your children awake at night and leave them gasping for breath.
The harsh, barking cough of croup is the result of swelling around the vocal cords (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). When the cough reflex forces air through this narrowed passage, the vocal cords vibrate with a barking noise. Because children have small airways to begin with, those younger than age 5 are most susceptible to having more symptoms with croup.
It was very nice that this afternoon a package arrived from Japan that Sakura LOVES! Inai Inai Baa on DVD that Uncle Yasushi sent (and they PLAY on our portable DVD player! YAY!!!), a cute musical toy with Guton on it, which plays the Inai Inai Ba song, along with a few other songs - a cute plush dog that is the main character in Inai Inai Baa - I don't know his name, and an Inai Inai Baa book! Sakura was happy when she woke from her nap and I had her gifts set out in her chair, she spotted them right away and pointed!
(the dog plays Peek-A-Boo with little magnets in his hands to cover his eyes, Inai Inai Baa translates to Peek-A-Boo)