Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Infant asthma

For the last 3-4 weeks, baby Seth has been wheezing quite a bit. It varies, sometimes it's constant, others it comes and goes. So we've been in close contact with the pediatrician, Dr D, about this. He was the one who noticed it a few weeks ago when I took Seth in for a low fever. And ever since, we've been treating it with meds. And they haven't really been helping much. So yesterday, we saw a pediatric pulmonologist. After about 20-30 minutes of examining him and talking to me, he came to the conclusion that Seth likely has infant asthma. This is all new to me, and I'm trying not to freak out and worry. We have a game plan for the next few weeks (to get us through our little vacation and the pulmonologist's vacation), and then baby gets an upper GI done, and a follow-up appointment to see how he's doing. Poor kiddo, he has no clue what's going on. Thankfully it's not really upsetting him too much and he's been pretty content through it all. Hopefully the meds will start working fast.

Has anyone else dealt with infant asthma?? This is all new to me.

On the plus side- we leave for vacation to Ocean City, MD tomorrow!! Yeah!! I can't wait to get to the beach. And RELAX!!