Thanks for your concern for Beenie. She's actually not feeling bad (except for an hour or two each morning). She's not even running a temperature, which is kind of typical for my older kids who've had it.
I've always felt it was a toss up as to which was worse:
Babies or toddlers with the croup - when they feel bad and can't breathe well, and can't really tell you what's wrong, or understand what's going on.
Older kids with croup - they don't really feel bad, except first thing in the morning, but sometimes the symptoms are a little more alarming; like coughing up blood, or turning blue. They tend to bristle when made to take it easy for a few days, and they also resent me putting them on quarantine for a few days if on the steroid because it supresses their immune system - remember, they generally feel fine. I hear a lot of, "But I feel okay mom, can't I just.....".
I've sat in steamy bathrooms feeling awful for the little one sitting on my lap who is feeling so bad herself, but on the other hand, I don't really like having one of the girls run in first thing in the morning telling me she went to wake her sister and her lips were blue. Well, I guess I would choose the steamy bathroom with the little one over the whole turning blue thing, still, you worry and hurt for them either way. It's just one of the many aspects of motherhood.
Thanks again for your concern.