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Sep 22, 2008
Picture: This is what happens when you raise a kid on health food and they get ahold of a Coke! Bad mom, that soda is NOT on the reflux diet.
UPDATE: Isaiah is now 12 and off meds! He is doing great, eating again and hopefully will be catching up in the growing department. I am still in the "hoping it sticks" phase, but we're so happy that he's better!
Asthma question
For those of you with kiddos who have asthma...what is an attack like? The first time your child had one, did you know for sure that it was asthma? Rachel had an episode yesterday that I'm wondering about. She was bouncing in one of those bouncy castles and came out after a few minutes and was acting really grumpy. As I was putting her shoes on, she started coughing really hard. Her face turned dark red and she was wheezing both in and out, and she was saying that she couldn't breathe. It wasn't so bad that I was worried we needed an EMT or anything, but I was getting a little worried. This lasted about 20 minutes total, maybe 10 of which I had to carry her because she was still coughing and then 10 more minutes where she was more in control but still wheezing a little and coughing now and then. She was talking today about how she didn't have a good time at the fair because she couldn't breathe, so I think it was fairly upsetting to her. She's been fine since then, so I don't know what to make of it...was she just really over exerted, or could it have been something else? She is a very active child and has exerted herself much harder than that before without any problems, so it was sort of strange.
Sep 22, 2008
Mary & Nicholas 7-17-03 (non-refluxer)allergies, asthma on Singulair and Flovent & Aidan 1-28-07(my refluxer)Nissen Fundoplication on June 20, 2008, FTT, MSPI, DGE, ear tubes, allergies and severe GERD now currently taking just Prevacid and drinking Elecare Vanilla 1+.
When my son has had a true asthma attack it was always at night where he would just go into a coughing rage where he couldn't catch his breath and would have to flip over onto all fours to try and get more air. During an attack he is very lethargic and really unable to do anything because he has to concentrate on taking air in. When his asthma flares it sounds just like what you describe in your daughter. That often happens after a very active day. He can be wheezing and running around like nothing is going on when his pulse ox is 88 so for him it is normal. There is a pretty simple test for asthma where you breathe into this machine and they test lung capacity and then they administer albuterol and re-test lung capacity. You could look into that if you are worrried.
Sep 22, 2008
Brent 2 years old,
Birthweight 12 lbs 3.3 oz!
Very severe GERD,LPR,FTT
Severe esophagitis/scarring
Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia,
Esophageal Dysmotility,
Food impaction,Aspiration
Eosinophilic Esophagitis,Severe retching
Severe allergic colitis/malabsorption
Susp eosinophilic colitis,chronic diarrhea,
Laryngomalacia,Gas/Bloat Syndrome,
Visceral Hyperalgesia,GI Dysmotility,
Chronic infection(ear/sinus/lung)
Adenoid/tonsillar hypertrophy
Gait abnormality/bowlegs,widened growth plates
Susp Vagus Nerve Damage
Surgeries, Nissen fundo,hernia repair/
reconstruction,esophageal dilation,gtube,
ear tubes,adenoidectomy
Bronchs w/ BAL's,lung biopsy
Upcoming scope/colonoscopy
Manometry testing in Oct.
Meds: Nexium,Zantac,Baclofen, Neurontin,
NPO tubefed continuous elecare 24 hours/day
Nonstop coughing causing breathlessness, trouble even speaking,progressing to wheezing, flaring nostrils/grunting, obvious resp distress. I would be suspicious of asthma, but really only if this happens more than once.
Sep 22, 2008
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What u describe sounds like what I experience myself & have been told is exercise induced Asthma. It might be worth the breathing test mentioned above.
My asthma allergy doctor told me to take albuterol 30 min. before exercise, but each individual has to be checked and directed on individual basis. My asthma does flare almost daily with exercise.
Wishing u the best. Let us know if you find out anything.
Sep 23, 2008
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Melina 7/24/02 now reflux free!!
Ella 5/3/05 GERD, asthma, hypotonia, food intolerances, esophagitis, IBS //
Ava 5/3/05 asthma, food allergies
Pic: My girls! They are getting so big!
It does sound like asthma like symptoms. It could have been exercise or allergy induced. I know that there are lots of things, like hay, animal dander, smoke etc at the fair that bugs my girls' asthma. Maybe the combo of the exercise and whatever was in the air was too much for her?? I'd mention it to your DR. Even if it is fairly infrequent that she has an attack it would be a good idea to have medicine on hand if you need it, kwim?
Check with your
doctor first!