JoJo, I think viral bronchitis IS croup (maybe you can ask your DH for us?!) I don't think that all kids get the barking cough, but I think the virus does different things for different people. Also, when really little ones get bronchitis, it is called bronchiolitis, but is basically the same thing. Then, it is called RSV. Unfortunately, I have lots of experience with both croup and RSV. Once a kid gets that croupy cough once, they are prone to get it with each and every bad cold from there on out. My 8-yr-old STILL gets a croupy cough.
GL and I hope he improves?