Monday, November 19, 2012

Ben vs. the cough

It's a bummer when kids get sick, more often than not you wish it was you instead. I am thankful that Ben is generally healthy but his weakness is he is prone to coughing. It's hard because he has asthma and allergies, which require different treatments. I'm so tempted to learn how to use a stethoscope so that I know how to check if his lungs are clear. Usually, if that's the case there's no need for the nebulizer, just antihistamine. If there's something in the lungs, then it could be an asthma attack (if there's no colds involved).

The worst part is when is coughs in his sleep :( Bry and I are light sleepers and it breaks our hearts to hear it. We try to make sure he sleeps on his side so that he's comfortable. It usually works but he tosses and turns while sleeping so it doesn't lasts. It's a good tip to learn, though :)

I know it's not the end of the world but I do hope we can find ways to manage his cough better, and hopefully it will lessen as he grows older. We're hoping the swimming lessons are helping with his asthma. Any other tips? Hmmm...

Here's praying all our little ones stay healthy especially with the holidays just around the corner. :)

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