My seven year old woke up around 3:30 a.m. Friday morning barely able to breath.
It was scary.
We quickly got her to the hospital thanks to a neighbor who has a car. It took well over an hour to get her breathing without struggling for every single breath.
It turned out that she has laryngitis which can cause difficulty in breathing (mostly in children).
She and I spent the day at the hospital while her father stayed at home with her younger sister and brother. We arrived home late that night by train and found them waiting for us with an open door.
Today, she is fine except for not being able to speak above a whisper. Even in spite of not being able to talk above a whisper she has continued to argue on and off throughout the day with her sister. I would say things are getting back to normal very quickly around here.
And, that makes me happy.