Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Do you ever feel bad when your kid is sick? I am feeling like a bad mom with Tommy, like what did he do to deserve this?

The poor kid's asthma has been acting up again. He coughs all night, every night. It happens every winter since he was 1. This is what prompted the Asthma diagnoses. The poor kid takes a daily Asthma medication for it.

The purpose for going to FLA last week was to give his little lungs a rest. It didn't work. He coughed all night unless I went in and held him upright and then elevated his pillows. it has been taking a toll on the both of us.

I went back to the Pediatrician Monday. They now think he may have an allergy. Possibly to dust or something. She gave us some nose spray to see if it helps. If it is an allergy causing it, we should see results by the weeks end and we will end up at an allergy specialist.

I just feel awful. Asthma, glasses and now a possible allergy. What more can go on with him? Don't get me wrong, I am thankful he doesn't have a major illness like some kids, but feel terrible he will have to go through life like this!


Blissful Babe said...

Hang in there honey. I know it's hard for your perfect little one to have health issues. Trust me. I know ALLLL about it.

It never gets any easier, but you learn to live with it and handle it better. It just becomes part of everyday life.

In all reality, these days, he has it easy. With every thing that can go wrong? I would definitely trade you. Except I wouldn't wish the health issues my son has on anyone. Not even my worst enemy.

Hugs & Blessings

DiPaola Momma said...

I too struggle with trying to ballance my fears for my kids with the fact that there are others out there so much worse off.

But that doesn't mean we can't, or shouldn't feel bad for our kids. When #3 got his glasses I cried. I thought of all the mean things kids say to eachother, four eyes comes to mind. Or how when he is older maybe his glasses make him less popular with girls. I was VERY greatful that he didn't have Horner's syndrome (we thought for a few agonizing weeks that he might) but even so I wanted so much for it to just go away. I think it's in our nature as moms to want everything to be safe and happy for our kids. So feel bad for Tommy, it's your right. It might be a good thing if it's an allergy, he may grow out of an allergy. THINKING OF YA!

Stacey said...

Oh poor Tommy. I hope they figure something out with him

sherman_tracey said...

what a little trooper. dust? that would be a pain!

nikkicrumpet said...

YIKES...poor little guy. As an asthma sufferer I feel for him. It bites! And winter is the worst time. I sure hope they get things figured out for him so he can get regulated.

Anonymous said...

I hope little guy feels better soon :) hugs, hang in there I know how you feel!

Steph said...

I always feel bad when Cooper is sick. He has had respiratory issues for a while and his night time coughing has increased lately too. So far his ped has not recommended testing him for any allergies though. I hope Tommy gets some relief after seeing the doctor again!