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October 18th, 2006, 07:02 PM
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Alexis has a really bad cold which has caused her asthma to act up at night. It seems she can't breathe when she is lying down and she just coughs and coughs. We have been doing breathing treatments several time throughout the night. She seems fine during the day...tired but fine. I have the vaporizer going in her room constantly and the a/c running but she can't seem to kick it this time. We went to the dr and she said that the only thing is to keep doing the breathing treatments at night and there is not much else to do since she is fine all day. I feel so bad for her because she seems so sick and so tired.

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October 18th, 2006, 09:36 PM
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take her into the bathroom with the shower running as hot as it will go and lether breathe the steam for as long as you can possible stand it! that's the ONLY way I can get my son to sleep when he does that. poor babies! he gets soooo bad we do treatments every 3 hours and sometimes breakthru treatments 15 minutes after the scheduled treatment--did that make sense lol. But the hot steam really helps. We stay in there sometimes for a half hour or longer! and i give him his steroid in there at that time too since he's calmer and gets more in him. he takes pulmicort.
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October 19th, 2006, 02:48 AM
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Have you heard of the Sudacare tablets you put in the shower and they let off a vapor? Those work really well even if the kid isn't in the shower. We do what the PP suggested and then especially on bad days throw in a sudacare tablet
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October 19th, 2006, 08:07 AM
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Thanks! I will try the hot shower with the sudacare tonight...I got some of those a few weeks ago for my dh when he was sick...gee I wonder where Alexis got her cold from
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October 19th, 2006, 08:25 AM
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Might want to check with your doc before trying the vapor products. Our allergist said that can aggravate their lungs and make it worse. Probably depends on what triggers your kiddo's asthma, may be OK for some.

You might also try elevating her mattress where her head goes. That works better than pillows, at least for my son who never stays on them, and helps him breathe while sleeping.
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October 19th, 2006, 01:36 PM
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Miguel sleeps sitting up. he has a body pillow that we fold against the wall it works well
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