Jenna has croup AGAIN!!! Please God, can we stop with this already? This kid has croup so often. She'll be five years old next month, and she's had it more times than I care to remember. She's had it 3 times this year alone.
The reason it's particularly shitty is because my friend is supposed to come tomorrow with her 10 month old baby! Yes croup can be contagious, although it's mostly a common cold virus that hits certain kids as croup. Jenna is really predispositioned to it (she's A: thin framed, B: has a small windpipe and C: just sucks that way). So Jarrett trucked her to the ER last night at 1:30 am to get her the steroid to decrease the swelling. First thing this morning, I had to call Christy to let her know about what was going on. I told her she didn't have to come if she didn't feel good about it. Our doctor told us as long as we are diligent in washing Jenna's hands, and don't let her kiss on the baby, she should be fine. But I don't want to be held responsible for someone's baby getting ill. So I'm waiting to hear what's going to happen.
I spent about $300.00 on this ticket. It's not the money that bothers me though; I'm just really disappointed about the situation. I mean I know it's not Jenna's fault - it just sucks is all. I've been looking forward to this for almost a month now! We rarely get a chance to visit one another - so this was going to be great. My other two NEVER catch croup from Jenna when she has an episode (knock on wood), but then again, those are MY kids. They live here, they don't have a say in whether they contract it or not.
So anyways, I guess I'll lay in wait to hear the verdict. I have a sneaking suspicion she won't be coming tomorrow after all (can't say I would blame her), but anyways raise your glasses:
To your children and having the most inconvenient bouts of sickness whenever humanly possible!