Posted 2/18/2010 6:22 AM (GMT -6)
You need to ask your ped pulmonologist which type of asthma it is. Environmental, like me, is things in the environment. I'm also a sports asthmatic. Meaning I cant exert myself in sports like running. Another thing, as hard as it is, is to get the child an allergy test. Many allergies also trigger asthma. You can get a list of things that are the most triggers for everyone, and try to eliminate that. Odd enough, I've also found that tempature can trigger mine. I have woken up in a full attack having to call 911 when my bedroom air is not circulated enough and moist enough and cold. Now, from the parent view instead of mine personal. I also have a child with asthma, he is five. I have a home nebulizer I use on both of. I know illness is a trigger of his, and allergies. If his asthma got to the point where your son is, I would be walking into my pediatric doctor's office and demanding a pulmonologist referral. I'd also demand preventive medication, which can help prevent an attack. Things like Advair, Singulair, etc. Hope all goes well, and keep us posted.
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux, Tumor Behind the Eye, Carpal Tunnel, Fibromyolgia, Clasterphobic, Arthritis
Medications: Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D, Pro-Air, Pepcid, Rolaids, Zofran, Compuzeen, Refresh Plus Eye Drops PRN: Epi-Pen, Albuterol Nebulizer, Benedryl
Undergoing Radiation Taking Lorazepam (Ativan) on Radiation Days