Thursday, July 19, 2007

Asthma Returns

Judah and Tucker both have a history with asthma. We've been in the ER on several occasions, but last fall and throughout the winter, it seemed we had gotten it under control. The boys were put on a daily steroid via nebulizer which seemed to help them significantly get through colds without struggling with asthma. They recently started with colds or allergies (can't tell which it is), and had been handling it fine even though I've had them off the steroid for a couple months now....until this afternoon.

Judah woke up with a fit of asthma and on went the nebulizer mask. In the past, it's been difficult to control once an asthma attack occurs. The preventative measures seem to work best for our guys which means having that daily steroid in their system. Well, they've been off of that and so I'm a little anxious as to whether or not we'll be able to get this attack under control.

In addition (and we are finding this to be so par for the course in our home), Lawrence and I are planning to fly to Florida with Bella on Sunday evening for a CPE class he has down there. Every summer Lawrence usually has to fly somewhere to take continuing education classes, and I try to go with him if at all possible as we only end up paying for my flight since his flight and hotel costs are covered by his firm.

Please pray that we can get Judah's asthma under control and that Tucker and Judah's colds will clear up with enough time for me to confidently join my husband next week.


FishMama said...

Will definitely be praying for your little guys.

Did you read Morning and Evening today? It was really good.

jessi said...

I will be praying...I know firsthand how stressful asthma can be - I had it myself as did my younger sister. (I was completely healed of it when I was 10 though, so I also know the power of prayer!)

beth said...

I will definately be praying for you all. It is hard to think about leaving your boys when they don't feel good & things are unpredictable. Isn't life just like that? Praying for healing & wisdom, and that you, LA, and Bella get to have some mini family time together. Love you.(ps, I'm back from Puerto Rico)