slow learner, I give, I give!

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.



February 25, 2014 - 4:02 pm

Brandee Shafer - Sometimes I read you and think how alike we are. I have a similar story to tell about the Wild Orange…as in, putting off taking her to the doctor. Thankfully, she doesn’t have asthma or anything much wrong with her that a little pink antibiotic won’t correct. Poor Corvan!

February 26, 2014 - 8:33 pm

Janice C. Johnson - Aren’t you glad God made kids so resilient??

February 26, 2014 - 9:30 pm

Dena - Hello Beautiful!
I read about Corvan’s breathing difficulties due to asthma. A good friend of mine, she had asthma all throughout her childhood and came to learn that for her it was difficulty “fitting in” to what society and her family was pressuring her to be/do. No ones fault, just the way the world is set compete, to be this or that, etc..You mention that he feels this from Sept.-March..that is almost the entire school year. School itself for me was very stressful though I never knew it until I got to college and found out I was an artist. No wonder I never felt I ‘fit in’. Often, as you and I know, ailments are linked to the soul. I gather he is more sensitive then he leads on and perhaps has a more gentle path ahead..? Hope I am not intruding, I just see and feel that he is a very intuitive and intelligent young man…hmm..just like his Mama.
All my love, D

February 27, 2014 - 12:06 pm

Alecia - I’m pretty conservative too when it comes to going to the doctor and being on meds. I’m that way with the kids. I try everything I can at home first before dragging any of us in there. I hate everything about a dr.’s office, the wait especially! But sometimes you just have to do it, it took me a long time to admit I couldn’t get my current health issues under control on my own, I’m glad I went to the Dr. I feel relieved to know what to do now.
Hope your little man feels better soon-we deal with asthma around here too and it’s NO fun.

March 2, 2014 - 7:05 pm

Cooking Up Faith - I SO feel your pain. My daughter has allergy induced asthma. It took the doctors years of coughing to realize it was triggered by allergies. So glad your boy is doing better!!
Cooking Up Faith

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