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I have diagnosed him.

Posted by on May 27, 2011 in allergic to air, allergies in babies, asthma in babies, diagnosing your kid, lingering ear infection, stomach viruses in babies | 4 comments

Yesterday morning, it all clicked. I know what’s wrong with my kid. I walked into Ryan’s room as Mike was changing him. The rash that he suddenly developed on Tuesday (in addition to more vomiting that sent us back at the doctor… welcome to my life) kept going away and coming back. “It’s so weird,” Mike said. “I just took his shirt off and it...

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My kid doesn’t care that he’s sick.

Posted by on May 11, 2011 in asthma in babies, childhood asthma, motherhood is stressful, sick baby | 6 comments

It’s been a heck of a week. First there was the original asthma diagnosis, followed by a Flooded Mother’s Day. And then the asthma meds weren’t working, so Ryan had to go for a chest x-ray, which led to a second asthma diagnosis and stronger meds. Each day, my kid gets four breathing treatments with two different medications, four sets of eye drops,...

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At least his eczema is better?

Posted by on May 6, 2011 in asthma in babies, childhood asthma, lingering ear infection, my kid got pink eye from daycare, teaching your child to use a breathing machine | 6 comments

Yesterday, Ryan went to the doctor. The doctor’s office is sort of like our own little vacation home, only without the sand and the waves and the fun. But we DO take off work frequently to spend a significant amount of time there. We’re pretty sure now that he has asthma. So yesterday I learned how to give breathing treatments to my...

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If it’s not one thing, it’s 27 others.

Posted by on Apr 29, 2011 in allergies in babies, asthma in babies, eczema in babies, new mom, parents worry a lot, sick baby | 5 comments

I have found that parenting has a sort of cycle to it. It goes something like this: 1. Receive semi-worrisome or negative news.2. Worry.3. Do everything in your power to correct said negative thing or minimize long-term impact of negative thing.4. Get good news that your efforts have paid off.5. Smile for three seconds; release one sigh of relief.6....

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