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August 25th, 2011, 01:00 PM
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HI, My daughter Isabella or Bella as we call her was diagnosed with Asthma after having to be admitted at little rock Childrens hospital. currently they have her taking claritin to help with any allergies and then flovent twice a day and then proair as needed for wheezing. She is 2 years old. this is all very new and scary to me.
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August 25th, 2011, 02:11 PM
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Welcome to the board. Sorry for the delay in responding, JM was being all cranky yesterday and part of the morning.
Yes asthma can be rather scary at first. Once you get them on a good routine it usually calms down. How is her breathing now after being on the meds? Hopefully she is doing better. Feel free to post questions, concerns or updates anytime.
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August 25th, 2011, 11:29 PM
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Hello and welcome.. I'm Melissa and my 22 month old has asthma and was diagnosed at 9 months old.. It still new to me as well.. My son has had problems with breathing since he was 4 months old after a scary 5 day stay at the hospital from broncholitis.
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August 26th, 2011, 07:37 AM
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you know its so scary that they really can't diagnose your child with asthma until they have such a scary episode, we had a follow up with Bella's PCP and she said well I knew it was a 50/50 chance she had it. See about 2 and a half weeks ago she had what we thought was bronchitis and she was really bad not quite as bad as this past weekend but we had to give her breathing treatments and then use her rescue inhaler 4 puffs every 4 hours for 24 hours and she really made a turn around but I had no idea that she had asthma. then this past friday I picked Bella up from Daycare after work and she had that dry sharp cough and it just got more intense and then started to sound wet so by morning she was gagging and threw up from coughing and I took her to ER and they said broncitis again gave her injection of steroid and 2 breathing treatments and sent us home. We went back at 9 at night and they had to give her another shot and another breathing treatment and that ER doctor said something about coughing is more prevalent in undiagnosed asthma than wheezing itself.. then walked out of the room.. came back later listened to her and released us. she had an awful night of coughing and trying to sleep, I didn't sleep at all.. in fact I was sick to my stomach and shaking. about 7 am I called on call pediatrician and he said if she is worse I needed to drive her to Arkanasas childrens hospital, which is 81 miles from us and I was scared because she was in such bad shape but my son and I loaded her up and my husband and other son stayed home, we got to hospital and they took her from me and imediately started her on breathing treatments and did 3 in a row, her SATS were in the lower 80's so they put her on oxygen and admitted her. thats when the doctors came in and said we are going to do an xray but at this point we are almost certain its asthma, so after the xray and a perfectly clear chest they diagnosed her with asthma. We will be getting an appointment card in the mail soon, for her first visit at the asthma clinic.

sorry for the book. lol.
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August 26th, 2011, 09:23 PM
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That is a rotten way to find out... Sorry it had to get so bad first! I am Sarah, Mom to DS Danny (4 years). He was diagnosed with RAD (reactive airway disease) at 2 months old after a nasty bout with croup. The office we go to doesn't switch the diagnosis to asthma until after the age of 5 for insurance reasons but he is on Adviar 2 puffs 2x daily, Singulair, Flonase, and right now he is on Xopenex, Prednisone, and Augmentin. Sadly I think we will be going back in at the latest Monday because "the cough" was gone for about 3 days but it has been coming back and getting worse. I hope the meds are helping and I really hope the Asthma clinic can be lots of help for you.
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August 29th, 2011, 06:33 AM
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I read your blog, I hope Danny is feeling better and you get some answers and girl you will both be in my prayers.
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August 29th, 2011, 06:14 PM
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I'm sorry hun. I'm sure you saw my post, we are new to this too. *hugs*
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August 31st, 2011, 04:53 AM
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It's okay about the book.. I'm sorry you had to go though all of this..
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August 31st, 2011, 08:04 AM
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Sorry you had to go all the way to the children's hospital but agree that is good for not having to fight with the dr knowing something isn't right. Hopefully your asthma clinic will get her on a treatment plan that will help soon.
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