Slow learner, but once I get it, it’s like twisting my arm, I GIVE, I GIVE!!!
Corvan has had this ‘cold’ since September, yah, September. This nagging cough, especially in the morning, tight chest at night, and always telling me he didn’t sleep well AGAIN! I have kept him home from school, we did go to the doc in December when it was really bad. At that time, Doctor tested his oxygen levels and he was at 75 percent, all of the sudden an army came in to give him a nebulizer treatment, three of them, and sent us home with it for a couple of weeks. It worked, he seemed to be on the mend, and I sent that thing back. All better right? But that lingering cough, dark circles under the eyes from lack of sleep, on and on it goes and now here we are into February…..
We went back to the doctor. Honestly, because my 10 year old insisted on it. With the roll of the eyes and attitude of ‘we are going to miss ANOTHER day of school’. Irritation fanning it’s self all over my attitude. After the appointment, of course in my head I’m thinking, “why do the doctors always have to go to the extreme?” I am not a medicine giver or a label placer, it’s hard for me to get to that place of doing either one. My doctor who knows me well understands this about me so he is usually very conservative with whatever his diagnosis.
He now has sent Corvan over to a Pulmonary testing.
I asked the nurse giving him the test, “are you really going to see results when his breathing or coughing is pretty good today?” She said “Oh yes with certainty” Again, sitting in chair with arms crossed and irritation in my attitude.
After the testing, it is very apparent he has a fairly severe case of allergy induced asthma. We know this because it begins in September and she said most likely will run thru March. I told her in the summer he was great. She said, “see?”
SO, treating him now, and look forward to him getting back to 100 percent in his breathing again.
I am always so conservative in this area when sometimes it’s not worth it.