Thursday, January 12, 2012

Like Mother, Like Daughter

I have selective Asthma.

I swear it's true.

They called it "exercise induced asthma" (ha!) when I was diagnosed. But, really, it just shows up whenever it feels like it-- when I have a cold, during allergy season, in the winter time, in the summer time, when I eat cilantro (seriously)... Like I said, selective Asthma.

And I'm maternally-diagnosing Emma with the same thing. She's had this horrible cough since a couple of weeks before Christmas, but it's only at night. And it's really so bad. I'm not exaggerating at all. She'd cough so hard it would make her throw up!

We went to the doctor, and he gave us a cough syrup. Didn't work. 
Went back the second time and he gave us albuterol and an inhaler. Ah-ha!

He says "they're not saying she has asthma." But I'd bet my bottom dollar that she does!

We've been trying to make the inhaler seem fun (like cheering for her when she holds it), so that we don't have to pin her down, screaming and crying, every night. So far, it's worked!

And tell me this isn't kind of adorable...

'Cause I think it is :)

1 comment:

The Bowen Family said...

Cute! That's what Tyler has.. so Leo has a good chance of getting asthma too. Poor little baby lungs!