Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Welcome Back to SC

This is what the Bookworm's Pediatrician said yesterday when I took him in because his cough has still be lingering. Yep, asthma.....again! When he was 2 he was diagnoised with asthma, then when we moved to Europe 7 years ago, it went away. I swear the air is much much much cleaner in Germany and Italy. The Bookworm's Doctor was there before too, and she swears that it is too. Anyway, now that we have been back for alittle over a year, it is all of a sudden back:( Not a good thing.

It all started in January when we took him to the Doctor and he had a sinus infection, come to find out he also had bronchitis too. Then a month later he got whooping cough, and yet three weeks later, he still has a cough, not as bad, but still a cough. Looks like all of this time he has been having severe asthma attacks!!! Can you say oh my goodnes! The poor poor Bookworm! I felt so bad when the Doctor told us this yesterday. So, she gave him a breathing treatment in the office, and after he took it, he said that he could breathe soooooooo much better. Praise the Lord for modern day medicine! So, he is now on allergy medicine, flovent inhaler and an albuteral inhaler. We go back on Monday for a follow-up and to get an inhaler so that he can keep it in his pocket in case he needs it at school.

Just one day's time and I can already tell that his cough has decreased A LOT! Now the next step is buying him a new bed and doing away with his bunk bed, a bunk bed is no good for an asthmatic. Of course the problem with this is that the Princess will be wanting a new bed too! JOY:)

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