Thursday, June 16, 2005

Nasonex - A small miracle

I can't believe what a difference the Nasonex is making. For the first time in half a year, my kid can breathe through his nose, doesn't snore, and can pronounce all of his consonants correctly.

Why didn't we have the opportunity to try this sooner???

We don't have any refills, so we'll see if there's a change for the worse when we run out. Then I can call the peds. and beg for more!

Meanhwile, we're doing OK on the Flovent 110. He's still got that "junky" cough at night and in the AM, but overall, he's doing really well.

Keep your fingers crossed!

Friday, June 03, 2005

Asthma Update

So Dad and #1 son just got back from the pulmonologist. Our doc is still on maternity leave, so they saw the chief of the practice and an intern.

To my surprise, they said that we're doing everything right, and sometimes he'll have attacks.

Now, call me crazy, but this kid went almost a year without an attack until they lowered his Flovent. And before that, he never had an attack unless he had some other kind of infection or virus.

Now he's had two attacks in two weeks. He's on two additional medications.

I know I'm doing everything right. My question is....are they???

I'm not asking them to necessarily put him back on the higher dose of Flovent, I just want an answer I can trust and believe in. I'm not sure I need the pat on the back anymore. I just want reassurance that my son's asthma is under control.

Right now, I don't think it is. And I'm half expecting him to have another attack within the next few weeks.