Faith's Appointment

Faith's appointment went well today. Although, as our luck would have it, she had a bit of a coughing fit in Dr. Lux's office and he seemed concerned about it. I really thought she just caught a bit of the virus that I had, but it turns out I was wrong. The doc looked at her and said the coughing was asthma related. I knew it was a possibility, because her "asthma attacks" are just coughing fits in the night, but since it was never too bad during the day, I just always have said it was her allergies or a cold. So, we got the opposite of what we were hoping for today. He has added QVar (inhaler) twice daily to her already 3 daily meds. But, on the bright side of things, he did say that as the plants die out in the winter, we can experiment with her Zyrtec and Singulair and maybe be able to take her off of those two during the winter months. This was the first time he has witnessed Faith's cough and he seemed to be uncomfortable with it. As he was talking about it and how serious it can become, I wondered to myself if I sometimes overlook things just for the sake of keeping her off of medication. But, I guess this is what most parents do. Another thing I didn't realize was that some of her hospitalizations were probably the cause of asthma. Dr. Lux said that children with asthma are at a much higher risk for being hospitalized with viruses, basically they effect them much worse than a child without asthma. This sounds like something you'd think is common knowledge, but I hadn't ever really thought of it. Anyway, I got a lot of answers today for why she's been so effected by viruses, sometimes it seems like she just can't kick them. But, now that we know she has asthma and she's on an action plan, we should be able to avoid these things much easier in the future. So, it's a learning process. And, as for the meds, as long as it's helping her to be a child and not worry about being sick, then I am really okay with them. I just don't want her on anything that isn't necessary. He wants to see her again in January.

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