The moral of the story is expired medicine is better than no medicine. Especially at 1:30AM.
After the move, I noticed Miss O was starting to sound croupy.Â Of course I had thrown out the croup meds when I was cleaning out our old fridge since it had expired sometime last year.
Sunday evening at 9:30 she woke up sounding TERRIBLE. I was truly frightened and thought about calling Dr. Friedman and / or taking her to the hospital.Â We steamed up a bathroom and she seemed to improve.Â At 1:30AM we had to take her outside (in the snow) to calm the cough.Â She was still croupy but a bit better.
I brought her to Dr. Friedman’s at 10AM yesterday.Â She definitely has croup and she recommended we keep the meds even AFTER they expire.Â Point taken
During the appt we also picked up fluoride tablets for both girls since the new house has well water.