My son just turned 5. Last month he was playing soccer and developed a wheeze and difficulty breathing by night's end. Two days later his pediatrician diagnosed him with pneumonia. He responded well to treatment. One month later again after a soccer game he developed wheezing and difficulty breathing. This time he was diagnosed with croup and put on Prednisone, Pulmicort, Xopenex and Zithromax.
After researching croup I became more confused. His symptoms are a bark-like cough (as in croup) but his wheezing is asthma-like and seems to be coming from his lungs and not difficulty breathing due to a closure in his airway.
Could he be having asthma problems with a croup cough? Could this simply be croup?