Asthma Folks…help me out.

Mariella is back to coughing. She sounds clear…I’m not hearing any crackles or rales, I’m not hearing any wheezing. However, she is doing a weird breathing thing…if you’ve ever seen a show on TV where someone is on a vent…and they have a quick in/out breath with a pause…then another in/out with a pause, that’s how she is breathing. Almost forced.

I DON’T know if she does it all the time in her sleep…since the “cat incident” all the bedroom doors are closed, so I’ve fired up the baby monitor again. If my bedroom door was open and her’s was open, I could hear her well enough, with all the doors closed, I can’t hear her at all. Her monitor is on the other side of the room, and I can still hear her…she breathes SO loud. (that ISN’T new)
I don’t want to be looking for symptoms…so I’m just throwing it out there, to see if any of you do that. I don’t notice that I do it, even when I’m flaring…but my asthma is different than hers. I guess I’ll have to notice if she does it all the time, or if it’s only at night.
Any thoughts? Should I be concerned? Is it just her breathing now, after having to work so hard for so long? Help
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4 Responses to “Asthma Folks…help me out.”


  1. 1 kerri June 10, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Hmm… I’d suggest dropping a message to Steve or Dr Wenzel about this.
    If it’s recent I’m not sure, but has sleep apnea been considered?

  2. 2 Amy June 10, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    My daughter does that in her sleep sometimes, and we’ve never understood the full reason why. She does it even when she’s not having problems and in her green zone. It’s not regular with her, either. She’ll be breathing fine, and then all of a sudden it’s like she has to catch up a breath or something.

    For her it’s a regular thing, I guess, since she’s done it her whole life and it never signified anything. BUT she never does it when she’s awake, either.

    It’s always made me feel like she’s somehow self-regulating – or maybe that just makes me feel better about her weird breathing when she’s asleep.

  3. 3 Sara C. June 10, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Kerri, she’s had a sleep apnea test…she is normal in that regard.

    Amy, I’ll pay attention and see if she does it awake…she was pretty much doing it all night…not a regular and then catch up…and we’ve had the baby monitor up since Mother’s Day, and I’m just noticing it…so I think it’s fairly new…We have an appointment coming up with the pulmo…I’ll ask him. He’s used to my craziness.

  4. 4 Amy June 11, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Yeah, if it’s new and frequent, I’d do the same thing in your shoes. With Kyra, it’s random and sporadic enough to keep me from worrying.


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