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Mom of asthmatic kid hyper paranoid about colds
January 13, 2013 at 10:05 PM

My two heat old was recently diagnosed with asthma and has had a series of traumatic episodes each time he has gotten a cold in the last two months, culminating with a week long hospital stay from Dec. 26-Jan. 1. 

He is already doing a daily Flovent inhaler and we are on top of his care, with a great pulmonologist. 

He has a cold again and I can't stop worrying. Anyone BTDT and can offer words of comfort?


  • blue_eyes_5
    January 13, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    My 2yo was diagnosed @ 6 months old with asthma. Every winter has been rough.

    He was on all of this...

    AM: FloVent 110 2 puffs, ProAir puffs if needed, 1tsp Zyrtec

    PM: Flovent 110 2 puffs, ProAir puffs if needed, Singulair

    Plus ProAir every 4 hours as needed & if that wasn't cutting it, he would get nebulizer treatments.

    It's hard seeing your child go thru something so uncontrollable. We started using essential oils. Actually I started using them for his eczema, a friend gave me some samples from the company she was with. The eczema was cleared up in a couple of days so I ordered a kit from that company & it had a blend of oils in it & we started using that to work on the asthma. I slowly started backing off on the maintenance meds.

    He was medfree after 4 weeks of using the essential oil blend & has been med free for a month now. AND the essential oils we use are antibacterial, antifungal, anti viral.....this is the first winter ever he has not been sick (none of my kids have been, actually....I have 5 total & 3 of them are in public school)

    I'm new to this site, but I assume there is a way to message people, so if you have any questions, feel free to message me & hopefully I can figure it out to see it ;)

  • Pammi86
    by Pammi86
    January 14, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    My dd has asthma and got pnemonia. That was scary! But the world is full of colds and other things our kids can get! You just have to protect them the best you can and deal with what comes next!

  • AleaKat
    by AleaKat
    January 14, 2013 at 9:36 AM
    Iv had asthmas since I was 6 and was admitted to the hospital almost every fall like clockwork.
    You just need to learn to recognize the first symptoms and catch it early
  • momtoBrenna
    January 14, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    My dd was recently diagnosed with asthma but hers is mild and the Flovent is working very well. She has only needed her rescue inhaler 3 times in the last 3 weeks which is much better than the 1-3 times a day she needed before the Flovent. Just stay on top of it and use his meds as directed and needed as far as rescue meds go. 

  • Cindelro
    January 14, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Thanks everyone! I'm just really scared that every cold is going to turn into a major episode, and haven't been able to relax or sleep well even though DS has been home from hospital for two weeks! The worry is crippling, so I appreciate any words of support or encouragement.

  • delanna6two
    January 14, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Hugs...just keep watch on him and call your drs. with any concerns...

  • LyTe684
    by LyTe684
    January 15, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Been there before. My son used to take Pulmicort, but as per his pulmonologist, it wasn't aggressive enough.

    He was put on Advair diskus (100/50), Singulair, and Childrens Claritin daily.. and when he gets sick he changes to the 250/50 Advair diskus until he felt better. For rescue we use Xopenex. The first sign of that nasty bark we upped everything. If the bark continued for a few days, we went and got his steroids. The doctor always made sure there was a prescription at the pharmacy for us to just go pick it up when we knew he needed it.

    Several Bronchitis, Croup, and pneumonia diagnoses later, we finally figure his triggers, how to avoid them and how to catch the symptoms early on.

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