Matthew & Marcus have asthma

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  1. TOM

    TOM From one hood to Yours

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    In the hospital 3 times in a week. what next? :( 

    I spent all day in Children's Hospital yesterday to find they were both diagnosed. Friggin Genes.:sly: 

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  2. Kickback

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    Just get the inhalers. Problem solved, right?

    That's all it took for me.
     
  3. TOM

    TOM From one hood to Yours

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    Try putting an inhaler to them. Them 2 lose it. We've been giving them that a little over a week. This was an asthma attack for Matthew and Marcus was just diagnosed.
     
  4. Joe Moore

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    As a child I had sever asthma. I spent the first 4 1/2 years of my life almost exclusively in the hospital. Almost dying on no less than 4 occassions. I then spent the next 5 years on heavy medication (one of which caused my body to lose calcium at an alarming rate which has lasting effects even now). Inhalers did nothing for me as I had to get a shot to calm my lungs.

    The good news was that over time my asthma became less and less sever. To the point where I haven't had an asthma attack in nearly 15 years. It is actually pretty common for kids to "outgrow" their asthma attacks.

    Tom I wish you and the kids the best of luck.
     
  5. Kickback

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    Moving to CO will also solve the problem. The higher altitude allows your lungs to adjust to less oxygen, and thus asthma is more or less "cured".
     
  6. Jux

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    Eh, I worked with a guy the past few years who had terrible asthma, and being at 6,000 ft. elevation wasn't much help.

    But, from what I see, you live to learn with it. He was still a very active person, played sports all the time, he just carried an inhaler with him.
     
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    I usedto have bad asthma when I was a kid. When I was about 12 they stopped though. I'm 18 now and I could probably count with one hand how many times I've gotten asthma since then.

    Something weird is that the asthma attacks stopped exactly when I left Cuba. Guess the air here is cleaner. :p 
     
  8. TOM

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    I've heard about the altitude thing before. Thanks for the tips and concerns guys.
     
  9. Streck

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    I was misdiagnosed with asthma when I was little. They gave me a nasal inhaler that made me look ridiculous when I used it, and caused my nose to menstruate all over the place. That was fun.
     
  10. funkatron101

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    I'm wondering if it is a food allergy. They often misdiagnose asthma with kids.
     
  11. TOM

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    Thier food allergy is Citrus. They break out in hives when they have any. We actually thought it was allergies period.
     
  12. Nerd Bomber

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    My friend has asthma pretty bad, he takes this pill that allows him to forgo the inhaler most of the time.
     
  13. Greyryder

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    Getthem to a specialist. Either someone who specializes in repritory problems, or an allergy specialist. It was an allergy specialist that stopped me going into the hospital once or twice a year, when I was little.

    You need to find out what's setting them off. Something is causing the attacks. A specialist will help you narrow that down. It could be something as simple as house dust.

    I've got to chuckle at the "misdiagnose allergies as asthma" bit. I'm sorry, but I grew up with allergenic bronchial rhinitis. You know what theat means? It means I have asthma. It's just set off by allergies. I don't care what causes it, it's still asthma. In my case, it's in my bronchial tubes, not deep in my lungs.

    Also. Am I the only one who thinks that an imune response that cuts off the oxygen supply is just insipidly stupid?
     
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    What I meant by that is that too many doctors write it off as "just asthma" without getting to the root of the problem.

    When I was young, I went to the doctor because I had trouble breathing during wrestling. The doctor I had was lazy and I was too young to explain in detail what was happening to me. He prescribed an inhaler. I don't have asthma. Never had it. It was heart arrhythmia. My cousin was also misdiagnosed for years. Written off as "just asthma" until he almost died and they found that he was allergic to over 80 things.

    Doctors get it wrong, quite a bit. Afterall, they told my parents after I was born that I was mentally retarded. (I'm only partially retarded :lol ). They also said that my pectus excavatum would "pop right back." And for years they neglected to do standard tests during my physicals that would have caught my kidney disease years ago.

    If you haven't done so already, go see a specialist Tom, get to the root of the problem.
     
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    My wife has asthma - it blows, she ended up in the hospital for 4 days once last year because she had a bad attack...

    One of my sons has a food allergy to Red #40 - he also has ADHD and when he eats anything with red #40 in it, it makes his ADHD 10x as bad, and it's hard because fist of all, it's in EVERYTHING and second his grandfather (my wife's father) is convinced that, "There is nothing wrong with the boy." and will give him red kool-aid when he's over at his house - leaving us to deal with a turbo hyperactive kid when he gets home!
     
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    Was just gonna post that when I saw this thread.

    My cousin Kyshon has asthma,as a kid it was pretty bad.

    But he seems to have*like Joe put it* outgrown it.

    Found the following quote

    Now I know they're to rambunctious for yoga,but the exercise route is something to consider
     
  17. RHansen

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    my best wishes to you and your family man, I'm sure it will get better over time, it usually does, it did for me, and by the looks of it, many others on the boards :) 
     
  18. Dreweido

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    I've had asthma my entire life and I was hospitilized about 4 or 5 times for it (around their age too). The way modern medicine has grown though in the past 10 years shouldn't have you worried. If anything my asthma has decreased significantly since my youth but yeah ...

    Preventalin and Astelin they might've recommended as inhalers I had to take them as a kid? I've taken Zyrtec inhalers though more recently.
     
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    That sucks. I hope they're able to "outgrow" it.
     
  20. Greyryder

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    One thing. I'm not saying this to try to scare you, I just want you to have your facts straight. Don't ever let anyone tell you that asthma isn't serious. It's a life threatening condition. Otherwise healthy children and adults die from it, all the time.

    The main thing is to simply get it under control. Preventative medicine, and knowing the triggers are key. Make sure that some kind of rescue medicine (like an inhaler) is available for at all times. At their ages, you or your wife will keep track of that. Anytime you have to leave them with a babysitter, makes sure that the babysitter knows what will set them off, and what to do in case of an attack.
     

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