"Lionel has croup."

Croup is a respiratory condition experienced most commonly by children, especially those aged two to four years-old.

It is caused by an infection of the larynx (voice box), the trachea (windpipe), and the bronchial tubes and is often accompanied by a barking cough and a harsh 'crowing' sound when the child inhales.

Treatment includes moist air, saline (salt water) nose drops, decongestants, cough suppressants, pain medication, fluids, and occasionally antibiotics.