As a parent our job is to protect our children at all cost. But how do we protect them from allergy induced acute asthma? How do I protect him from the little invaders blocking his lungs causing an attack. I know asthma is on the far end when it comes to major illnesses, however as a mom I am trying to wrap my hands around it.
Its hard when your little one comes to your bed at 2:30 a.m gasping for air saying,"I can't breathe!" You jump up heart racing in search of his albuterol pump and immediatley begin the rescue meds. After 20 min of home therapy,I could still see his flaring nostrils and stomach sucking in and knew a 3 a.m trip to the ER was necessary.
Upon arrival they were able to stabilize him by giving him oxygen along with two bronchodilators via a nebulizer. This seemed to do the job as his pulse ox went from 90 to 94 a bit of a improvement. As of 10 this morning he is doing much better still wheezing but able to breathe.
At this point, I would give anything not to see my 10 year old suffer when he gets these attacks. Its scary and I can sympathize with anyone going through this. There is no cure for asthma, it can only be controlled.