Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sweet, Sweet Oxygen


The public service announcement says that asthma feels like a fish trying to breathe out of water. My daughter says it is like trying to breathe through a straw. Last night that straw got so small that I think she burst her eardrum trying to breathe. The asthma is now triggered by more things than it used to be and the attacks scare her. I guess she missed the asthma doctor's memo that said she would surely outgrow this by age 12.

14 comments:

Ginny Marie said...

Oh, poor thing! Asthma is so scary. One of my teacher friends has asthma, and was writing a children's book about having asthma and being on the soccer team. I thought that was a great topic, since so many kids have asthma!

Visiting from SITS!

Linda said...

Hi, Stopping by from SITS. I am an adult with asthema. I know exactly what your daughter is talking about. Like, you can't catch your breath. She is very brave...

kim-d said...

Awww...the poor kid! I can't even imagine; I just have allergies/sinus problems and it gets hard enough to breathe. Was the doctor factoring in our increasingly cruddy air when he said she would "outgrow" it by age 12?

Mental P Mama said...

I know that feeling too well. Bless her heart. And her lungs. Hope it gets better soon...

The Incredible Woody said...

Poor kid! I can't imagine how scary that is!

Much More Than Mommy said...

I don't know what's scarier -- how she must feel or how you must feel watching. Prayers for her and you!

Shayna said...

Stopping by from SITS --- I love the layout of your blog - just looking at the colors made me smile. Best wishes to you and your daughter with her asthma --- Sometimes I wonder what those "should grow out of" are based on...

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am so sorry to hear this. How frustrating for her and YOU.
I hope she feels better soon.
I will take a few more days of my sickness if I can take them from HER.

jojo said...

That sounds so frightening...she is so brave. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all..;p

Beth said...

So sorry she has to struggle with that! She's blessed to have you for an understanding and supportive parent!

Grandma J said...

OH I hate asthma, it's a terrible desease. I feel your pain. My son was in and out of the ER constantly as a child...starting at 6 months old. He's 43 now and still has chronic asthma. Luckily, the treatment and meds are so much more effective now compared to the late 60's.

Mrs4444 said...

That's awful! I feel very sorry for her (and for you, since I'm sure you worry alot.) Here's hoping for a cure in your lifetime.

Grandma Tillie's Bakery said...

In our house it's Excema on my poor kid. Oh yeah, she'll outgrow it--before she's 90?

Sue said...

Oooh, scary for her and for you!!