Poor poor Danica has really been having a struggle. She has been sick for about 3-4 weeks. And when Danica gets sick she reallly gets sick. She get a nasty cough that doesn't go away. She coughs and coughs until she throws up. The poor thing! Well, we took her back into the dr this week and have concluded that what we thought was a temporary bout of asthma 2 years ago wasn't really temporary. It looks like she will have it for life, or at least childhood. Lookily, she doesn't have a very bad case of it and only gets really bad when she is sick. We are still working out what medications she needs to be on and how often she needs to be treated, but it looks like she is stuck with it. We are testing medications for about a week or two and if we can't get it under control then she has to go to a Pulminologist and a specialist for allergies, since that seems to be a factor in her asmtha. Then if she gets any more ear infections she will need to see an ear, nose and throat dr and likely get tubes to help keep her from anymore of that.
Luckily, Danica does mostly well during the days right now. It is just so sad to hear her cough and throw up all night every night and see how much pain she is in all while struggling to catch her breath and get a little bit of sleep. It has been really hard for Danny and myself since one of us always has to sleep in her bed with her to help her, so we have been really short on sleep ourselves. But Danica is going through a whole lot more. We just hope we can get this figured out fast since last time she starting having attacks it got really really really bad and could barely breath all day. It was so scary! Lets hope it doesn't come to that again.
3 months ago