things that cause breathlessness since steroid wean

Just because I’m noticing things that cause Mariella to get winded.

  • walking up stairs
  • walking down stairs
  • talking (she needs to take breaths in between words
  • laughing
  • showering

the showering one surprised me…the others are things we see even ON her inhalers.

Overall, though, it’s really going better than I expected.  She is definitely coughing more.  Definitely requiring her rescue inhaler or neb more…but it’s not a constant cough that I can’t control, like I was expecting.  Just constant breathlessness, like she’s been running and can’t quite catch her breath, even though she’s just been sitting watching television.

Tomorrow is the big day.  I’m pretty sure I’m as ready as I’m going to be.  Just have to pack up the technology, and we’ll be all set.

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3 Responses to “things that cause breathlessness since steroid wean”


  1. 1 Elisheva July 5, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Looking forward to updates. Keep us posted!

  2. 2 Melissa July 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Thinking of you guys!

  3. 3 sarahsasthmablog July 8, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Hope Mariella’s feeling better soon! 🙂


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