A new record!

We made it one whole week with no need to neb in the middle of the night. However, the streak was broken last night.

Stupid me…I had gotten complacent. I didn’t move the upstairs neb machine back into her room, and I didn’t have meds in her room, ready…so, it wasn’t an easy “get up and do it in my sleep” kind of thing. I had to get the machine…and oops, I took that cup to our friends house, because it was clean, and the other one was waiting for the dishwasher…and crud, the meds are down stairs. So, by the time I was done with the treatment, I was WIDE awake.

On a “normal childhood” note…It’s SKI WEEK!!!! The girls and I are heading to my parents…A will go skiing with Grampy tomorrow…and we’ll head home. M will be spending the week with Grammy and Grampy in the mountains…and she’ll get some skiing in with them. She’s healthy-ish…so it should be a good trip. If nothing else, the extra week off of school will help her out. She’s finally over the sinus infection, and mostly clear. It should be an easy week for my parents. I wasn’t diagnosed with asthma until I was in high school, and it wasn’t as scary as M’s…but they really do well with it. Once I explained that the maintenance puffers are for every day, not just if you think she needs them. They are fabulous with med compliance, and aren’t scared to keep her.

Hopefully, I’ll have some pictures of them skiing to post next week.

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2 Responses to “A new record!”


  1. 1 Amy February 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Wish your week could’ve lasted longer!

    I also wish–and this seems heartless, I know–that somebody in our family had had experience with asthma before us. Explaining the med routines and early symptoms took PAGES sometimes.

    Thank God the kid’s old enough to do it herself now.

    Hope everyone has fun on the skiing trip!

  2. 2 Sara C. February 22, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Here in New England, we get both a “winter” vacation and a “spring” vacation…so we got a week off, it just doesn’t coincide with the week my mom has off with her school. BUT, since M is “only” in Kindergarten, she’s allowed to miss a week of school for fun. Next year…it’s real school, so no weeks off for fun.

    I’m glad that M is good at telling people what she needs. I always send her with a neb machine and meds, along with her regular meds…and sheets of instructions…but at least I don’t have to tell them what to look for anymore…she can tell them how she’s feeling.

    The one time my dad called from vacation in TN, and said…I don’t know why you sent us with all these puffers, she’s perfectly fine without them…I nearly screamed.

    The only weird thing (to other people) I always do is send a permission to seek or deny treatment” page, along with all her doctor’s phone numbers and insurance information. I know that the one time I don’t will be the one time she goes into a severe crisis.

    I sure do miss her, though.


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