We were thinking the kids had a bad cold or bronchitis, but after research believe they have whooping cough. It starts off with cold like symptoms (runny nose, dry mild cough, little-no temperature) then progresses into fits of phlegmy coughing which end with them whooping or gasping for air. We missed it with Sammy because instead of whooping, he would throw up, which we later read is also possible. On a good note, it seems like Sammy is in the 3rd stage already (the recovery stage/ still coughing fits, but less frequent and not as severe). The girls are in the 2nd stage (the whooping stage/coughing fits, playing normal inbetween fits). We've decided to keep doing what we're doing and add some stuff to it. Obviously it was helping more than I felt because they say the 2nd stage lasts 2-4 weeks and Sammy was barely in it 2 weeks. We are thankful that we have finally found out what it is as it was puzzling and troubling us for weeks. Knowing what it is also gives us more direction in the treatment. We do ask that you would pray for us. We know that this can be very serious and needs to be monitored closely. I will also be starting treatment as I am showing the signs of the first stage and with my asthma even a cold can put me in bed for days with coughing fits.