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.

1 comment:

J. Speert said...

Sorry to hear about your son's asthma problem. I wish I could post some advice for you, but unfortunately I don't. Actually I had to quit playing hockey recently because I have "exercise induced asthma." I've tried taking Singulair, Proventil, and Allegra-D before a game. For good measure, I even went to an oxygen bar and then took some Altoids before my last game but I collapsed after the first period.