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.