Tuesday, June 01, 2010


Yesterday I took Jaclyn into the doctor to get her cough checked out. She has had a cold for a week and a half and for the last four days she has had a nasty cough and been having a hard time breathing. So I took her in to make sure everything was OK. 
Well my doctor told me that Jaclyn has Asthma. I am not surprised after all I have asthma, David has had asthma since he was about nine months old and now Jaclyn has it. When she got sick a year ago with bronchitis the doctors told me then that they could see signs of asthma. 
I now have two kids with Asthma. 

Jaclyn has to have her puffer three times a day for the next little while and then I will be able to cut it back and have her use it when she is having a hard time breathing. Right now I am struggling with her as I get her to take her puffer. I am hoping in time that she will be better with taking it after all she sees her brother taking the same thing. 
I really dislike asthma and wish that it was not a part of our lives!
It's really hard as a mother to hear your kids struggling with breathing!



Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear that both kids have asthma. It's something I've dealt with since I was 2. Hopefully you guys can keep it under control and you won't have very many hospital visits.
~ Sarah Kier

Tarasview said...

so sorry hon... and I promise that she will get better at taking it! My kids all take their "masks" like pros now- no fighting about it, no squirming, nothing. But it was tough at first. We used to have to physically hold them down while they screamed... Doug would hold them and I would hold the mask over their mouths. It DOES get better.

ReneƩ said...

Ben hated taking his puffer @ first, but now he knows that it helps him so he sits nice and just breaths deeply. She'll learn that it is something that helps her.