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Nov 19, 2008
kmom
Worry Wart mom to
27 mo. reformed "happy spitter"
34.8lbs , 37in tall(oct)
Diagnosed A/R at 6 wks
Zantac until 1yr then Prevacid
Med free since February 08
peanut & egg allergies...still
Zoo Boo Trick-or-Treating (pic).
I need your help (again) Re: Asthma diagnosis
I haven't been here in a while but here I am again asking for help. Korbin has been diagnosed with cold/flu/sinusitis induced asthma. The double edged sword again: I can finally help the kid but now I KNOW there is something wrong with him. I think we can manage this as we have everything else. Big picture, not a big deal (right?). So, do you know of anyplace I can get some good information on Asthma in kids? Do you know any homeopathic treatments? I would really like to try something other than oral steroids and see if it helps.
Nov 19, 2008
mommyto2
BRANDON-Zantac and Bethanacol; Neocate formula, 2 sets of ear tubes, Adnoids removed, Vasomotor Rhinits, Asthma. Currently on: Xyzal, Omnaris, Flovent and Xopenex,
AUBREY-Zegerid 2x a day, Soy Milk, Tubes put in and adnoids removed (11-7), Hypotonia, ECI therapy for low muscle tone throughout trunk and hips, oral motor issues and sensory integration issues, delayed speech, Teething, probiotics
PICTURE: Aubrey in her cute cat outfit. If you look you can see how her right foot turns in. She walks that way as well. It is not as exaggerated in the morning's but gets worse in the evenings. This was after her nap.
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UGH! I feel your pain. That is what we believe my ds has. We will start weaning him off his asthma meds in a couple of months. He takes a daily preventative inhaler (2x a day). He was just recently treated with 1 wk of oral steriods and 3wks of heavy ab to clear out his packed sinus. Thank goodness it worked. He seems to be getting a cold, but hopefully it is JUST A COLD!! I totally sympathise with what you are going through! We have an awesome allergy/asthma doc who has helped tremendously!
Nov 19, 2008
jessicalynn
mom to 4 kids with probable
Mitochondrial Disease
http://ourbeautifulchaoticlife
.blogspot.com/
Dealing with Fundo, J tube feedings,Severe Dysmotility,Aspiration,Asthma,
FTT,CVS,Dysautonomia,Resp.Distress
Connective Tissue Disorder,
GERD,EGID,
Visceral Hyperalgesia, and more
Many meds

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/asthma_in_children/article_em.htm

http://www.lungusa.org/site/c.dvLUK9O0E/b.22691/k.A12D/Asthma__Children.htm

http://www.emedicine.com/PED/topic152.htm

http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/info/allergy-asthma/diagnose/asthma.htm

http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/gd/applications/heh/pdf/HH-I-11.pdf

Heres a few articles.We see a asthma specialist along with a pulmonologist with Lauren, Brent sees a pulmo for it and his aspiration/lung issues, Christians is under control with Singulair and albuterol so his ped just handles it.I wouldn't say asthma isnt a big deal, I have ended up in the ER too many times with Lauren recently scaring me half to death in respiratory distress needing IV meds ,breathing treatments,adrenaline to say that.Of course they think she is aspirating reflux as well and is getting a bronch soon:(In properly treated non stubborn asthma everything will be fine though lol. Are you going to see a specialist? It is probably a good idea, they are sooo much better at handling it

Inhaled Streoids are good because they have less side effects than oral steroids, and help immensely. My daughter did well on Pulmicort for a while but we recently had to put her on Advair, which is stronger and only used after other meds have failed because it is risky, she has severe asthma caused by reflux though, she has it all the time.. Flovent is good option as well. Since he only flares when sick it seems, maybe you could just start treatment with steroids when he gets a cold, or signs of a sinus infection, a lot of kids with cold/sinusitis induced are treated that way.I really dont know of any homeopathic options.

Nov 19, 2008
baby quinn's mommy
Mom to a 3 year old baby girl with severe reflux: g-tube, nissen fundoplication. dx: RAD, failure to thrive, DGE, epilepsy, sleep apnea, paraesohphogeal hernia, high lactic acid there's more "unknown disease"... Hospitalized 12 times, PT graduate! ST graduate! OT graduate! Current Meds: singulair, zopeonex, pulmicort, reglan, Keppra, Trileptal, vitamin B6, Veramyst. Current weight: 34 lb. Current height: 39". g-tube dependent, oxygen 1-2LpM all day and night PIC: Ms. Quinn
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They call Quinn's Reactive Airway Disease. I think because it is generally just in her throat. It collapses all the time instead of swells. Or maybe it swells... who knows but from what I looked up, it's basically the same thing. lol. Quinn takes Singulair, Veramyst (nasal steroid), pulmicort through the neb, and xeoponex through the neb (as needed) for her breathing troubles. plus she gets the oxygen at night. Then I have terrible asthma (COPD) so i take neb treatments (as needed) and Symbicort, Advair, Albutero, and singulairl. I must say that I HATE taking my medication because of the terrible tremors I get from them, but it helps me tremendously with the effects of my breathing disease. If i don't take my meds. I get very tired, i can't breathe well and just walking gets me out of breath. I hardly notice it anymore but mom is always on my case about how hard i breathe without my medication. I know that there are some breathing exercises that can help strengthen the diaphragm. I haven't done alot of research on that, but I know of a few people who have told me it might help. Maybe you can research that and see. Sorry i couldn't be of much help. -Sarah
Nov 19, 2008
kmom
Worry Wart mom to
27 mo. reformed "happy spitter"
34.8lbs , 37in tall(oct)
Diagnosed A/R at 6 wks
Zantac until 1yr then Prevacid
Med free since February 08
peanut & egg allergies...still
Zoo Boo Trick-or-Treating (pic).
I didn't mean to make light of asthma. I know that alot of kiddos have a really hard time with it. I am not complaining! I know I am blessed with this child. He is a blessing and a gift. Perhaps that is redundant, lol. You know what I mean though. Thank you so much for the info and support. I'll let everyone know if I find any promising non-medicinal treatments.
Nov 19, 2008
mom2adriane&morgan
Adriane Reese 05/16/07; seemingly healthy when born; diagnosed with MSPI, severe Reflux, Apnea, Ashtma, Epilepsy, and severe food allergies(rice, corn, milk, soy, eggs, oats, wheat, beef, chicken, squash, pumpkin, avocado, etc.);On apnea monitor, seems to be tolerating RCF w/carbohydrate mixed in; on Zyrtec, Xopenex, Prevacid
Please let us know if you find anything that has worked. Both of my dd's, myself and dh have asthma. You can only imagine the amount of $ we spend on asthma meds every month. Luckily, dh is under control with only the occasional emergency inhaler. However, the girls and I are all on daily oral meds, neb treatments and the occasional oral steroids when it flares really badly. I have dealt with this my whole life and haven't found anything better than what I am on now. Symbicort, singulair, zyrtec (allergy control), xopenex, and pulmicort. I hate taking them but if I don't it is really bad for all of us. I hope you figure something out.
Nov 20, 2008
blueleopard
Pictured: G'mom w/3 kids. I'm mom to 1 angel Melissa (dec'd 11/92 - hypoplastic left-heart syn.)
2 healthy daughters (knock wood) Cory (16), Kim (11) & Eric (4) diagnosed with e.e. (scoped 8/08), GERD & severe food/seasonal allergies, asthma. Cried non-stop first 17 mths. of life Found out he is allergic to cow's milk, soy, eggs, and peanuts. Takes Prevacid, Neocate One Plus & Flovent.
Well, of course, Eric has asthma too. I tried to believe it was a fluke when he was hospitalized twice last winter (tiny airways, blah blah, blah), but recently he has caught "simple colds in anyone else" that sent him into real trouble. Plus, we do have weeks at a time (seasonal allergies?) where he will wheeze, particularly at night. When I described all this to the doctors at CHOP, they immediately wrote out two prescriptions for inhaled medicine. One is to be given twice daily & the other is if he gets sick & needs more help. I'm not real happy about daily meds, because most days he seems fine, but if it keeps him out of the ER......... Does Korbin need something daily or just when he gets sick? Ellen
Check with your
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