Quick update: Baby is STILL sick. Significantly. There have been a few up and downs over the last couple of days. Her croup came back when the long lasting steroid wore off on Thursday. I took her back to the doctor because we just can't break this fever and her breathing was still labored... they checked for pneumonia and said to go home and monitor her breathing and come back on Saturday AM if she still hadn't broken her fever. Thursday night her breathing became fairly restricted, I remembered we had a leftover dose of Prednisone, so we gave her that which helped a lot and we managed to avoid the ER. At that point I was still extremely hopeful that we were so close to the end of it. Friday her fever broke and stayed that way for about 8 hours then came back (whoa, that was depressing... and distressing). We've been battling the fever ever since. I called the doctor this morning, as instructed, thinking they'd send us in for more x-rays and blood work, but someone else was on call and they dismissed the fever (?) and told us to come in on Monday. That will be day 10. We're getting frustrated with every doctor giving us vastly different instructions... and don't really know what we should do anymore. Her breathing is okay tonight (so far), but her fever just took another swift uptick. I don't know. They still haven't given her any kind of blood test to rule out an infection of some sort and I'm really hoping that happens on Monday. I haven't had much more than 3 hours of sleep a night for the last 8 days, dealing with her coughing/breathing and monitoring her fever. I'm exhausted. And I'm still sick with the flu (I just can't seem to quit it, myself... something about the no sleep is probably not helping).