Hello "Monday"!

I knew early Friday morning this weekend was starting off "shaky". My youngest has full blown asthma and she had been up all night again! However, this time her cough sounded like a {"bark"} and I suspected "croup".

So early Friday morning we were off to the ped's office.

After a couple of minutes, in the doctor's office, my doctor went and got the "head" doctor who checked my daughter and then did several "tests"{all you asthma moms know these) and breathing treatments. The one doctor walked over to me and quietly said...."She may be admitted to the hospital depending on how the second treatment takes". Thankfully, a little better and with much discussion we opted for solution b#. This is where a "respiratory therapist" comes to your house with treatment in the afternoon.

Long story short...THIS WORKED! It saved us literally hours and maybe a night in the ER (normal for asthma situations). With steriods, breathing treatments and antibiotics (oh yeah, she had strep too-no signs)she is doing great this Monday morning.

My daughter was thrilled when the "respiratory therapist" brought her a new "mask" in the shape of a fish plus stickers to decorate it.

{Old Mask}

{New Mask}

I was so thankful for everyone. Even the doctor from my office called me Saturday morning to see how she was doing. They really care!

So with that...I missed the first games of the season for this young man....

and this young lady....

But, so thankful that everyone in my "home" is breathing easy!

{One day can make you look at life in a different perspective!}

p.s. Tomorrow I am sharing a "little" project I have been working on...Oh I am so excited to share it with my bloggy friends!

52 comments:

the undomesticated wife said...

How cute is that mask?!

Hope everyone's doing better. And I hope this week goes more smoothly for ya. :)

theArthurClan said...

I'm so glad to hear that she is doing much better...and how wonderful that you got awesome pics of the other kids even though you couldn't go to their games. :)

That mask is adorable! I'll bet she loved it.

D. Marie said...

Im glad your daughter is doing much better. I have asthma myself and grew up with it. I know as a child it can be a scary thing to deal with. I would cry sometimes when i had an attack and that doesnt make it any better. Sounds like she is in great care though. My asthma has gotten better as an adult...thats also because of the help with advair...although its $45 every time I need a new one!

Julie said...

praise God the inhaler worked! So thankful that you didn't have to stay in the ER...

those pics of your kiddos playing soccer are awesome!!!

Liz said...

I am so glad that your daughter is doing much better! As a Respiratory Therapist myself I know how quickly things can go south. She is blessed to have a Mom that acts on things quickly!
That is a really cute neb mask!

Sorry you missed the other's soccer games. I hope they did well!

The Blonde Duck said...

That's scary. My SIL has bad asthma even as an adult and she still has to do breathing treatments. I'm glad she's better!

Mrs. S. said...

I am glad to hear that everything worked out so well for your daughter! Oh, and what a cute idea with the mask...I bet that she thought that was pretty awesome!

Tanielle said...

Glad everything is o.k.! Scary stuff! Cute mask too, makes ir lots more fun! I'm anxious to come back and see what you've been working on!

Jo said...

So happy to hear that everyone is doing better ~ it can be very scary at times.

Jo

cat said...

Oh that mask is adorable. I am still in infants shoe with asthma, but learning. Greetings from South Africa.

Darlene said...

I am so glad that your daughter is doing so much better. That fish mask is adorable!! I know how scary that is because as a child I had croup, and asthma. Hopefully you will be there to watch many more soccer games with no one sick.♥

Busy Bee Suz said...

Nothing better than some good and caring medical professionals. Glad all is well...love those soccer pictures!

April said...

I know you must have been very worried about your daughter, but I'm so happy to know that all is well now! It's good to have people you can depend on when the going gets tough! That mask would make anyone smile!

I love the pictures of your kiddos playing soccer! Hopefully, you'll get to see them play, again, real soon!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Bless her heart!

Love the new mask....and I'm glad it was able to help her.

Astrid said...

Wow! That's kind of scary. I'm glad your daughter is doing well now. What a huge relief that must be for you! I love that mask! How cute!

abeachcottage said...

glad to hear she is ok, the mask is great!

I have a son with asthma, so I know how it is

Sarah said...

I'm glad she is feeling better and that a night in the ER was avoided!
Looking forward to seeing what the "project" is!

LuLu said...

Relieved for you that your daughter is doing much better. The mask is so sweet. Here's too a smooth healthy week for you.
thanks again for featuring me on your blog on Friday it really was the highlight of my blogging experience.
hugs,
LuLu

AndreaLeigh said...

i'm glad your duaghter is doing better and that she received such good care. i have asthma, too, and it can be no fun!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I am so glad your daughter is doing better....sounds like you have one great group of docs and what a cute idea for the mask:)

Great action pics of the soccer game!!

Lisa

Lisa said...

Glad all is well!

Jboo said...

Whew -- so glad to hear that she is doing better! What a cute mask!

Nice that someone was able to get some photos of those all-important soccer games for you. Take care and stay well.

Janet

sandy said...

I love the fish mask and I am happy to hear that she is doing better:0)

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Poor baby! I really hope that she's feeling all better really soon :)!!!

Naomi said...

Your girl sure received great treatment for her asthma - how wonderful! It's so hard to watch them struggle... I'm glad she has recovered well and relatively quickly...

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I'm glad the nebulizer treatments work for her. We have a neb at home for our daughter--she would love to have a cute mask with hers! :)

~ Sarah

Michelle said...

that is such a cute mask! glad that your daughter is doing much better and a night in the hospital was not needed!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

I love that mask! I am so happy she is feeling better.

What great shots of the soccer games!

Jan the crazy lady said...

Great mask and glad your daughter is doing better. Sweet thing.

Joanna said...

I am too familiar with asthma. Luckily my girls don't have it (yet). I had it when I was younger, and both my niece and nephew had it. ER visits and over night stays are all too familiar.

Glad she's feeling better.

Dot O said...

Sandy, so sorry about that asthma flare - so scary.... But, I'm glad you were able to circumvent the hospital - with all of its germs!

That mask is such a great idea for little ones.

I hope your baby continues to improve every day!

I actually came here to see if you had an entry for I Heart Faces - sigh, I don't see one.....

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi there,
Hey I know how scary Asthma can be, my son "HAD" it real bad just like your daughter. I can remember nights like you had. I'm so happy you guys got it taken care of, thank God! I do hope you daughter feels even better now.
Robin~♥
P.S. My son's asthma went away when we moved 4 years ago.

Annikke said...

So glad everyone is better. Scary times.

Grand Pooba said...

Love the mask! That sucks with the whole asthma problem though, I bet it can be scary at times!

I love soccer!

Amanda said...

glad she is bettre - we have the same mask and the same issues, it stinks!!! can't wait to see your project!

Lindsey said...

What an adorable mask!!

Katie said...

I bet you were scared. It is a cute mask and I'm glad all went well. Thank You Jesus.

Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

So thrilled to hear your daughter is doing better. I know it must have been a long, scary night. :)

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

I am glad that you littlest one is doing better! What a cute mask!

Twice as Nice said...

So glad to hear she is feeling better. It's so nice to know others care enough to take the time out for a phone call. Hope your week is a good one.

Montee said...

So glad to hear that your daughter is feeling better.

Your son looks like he's growing like a weed. I know I've never seen him in person but from the pictures I can tell.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Love the mask! I also love to see those photos of the soccer games, with the buds coming out on the trees...it's nice to know spring is arriving somewhere! I am still looking at snow, can you believe that??
Carrie

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

I stopped by to check out your adorable blog. So glad your daughter is doing better! Sorry you missed the games. We love soccer in our family. You'll find us on the fields every spring and fall.

Cute blog! I'll be back.

Mrs. Nurse Boy

carolinagirl said...

Wow! You had a crazy weekend it sounds like. So glad you were able to avoid a hospital admission and hopeful that your daughter continues to do well! Sorry you missed those soccer games! I know how that is!

Ticklish Mermaids said...

The mask is great....I have asthma and so does my son now 16. It is scary but thank goodness for nebulizers, prednisone, etc. I used to have do treatments for him every four hours. It gets better, but boy it sure is scary.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

How scary!!!
I am glad she is doing better. It is so scary when your kids are sick. That mask is the cutest!

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

I'm so glad she's doing better and you all didn't have to stay overnight. How scary!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

It' an Evolution said...

I am glad everything worked out for you and that all are well...what a parent goes through is just amazing to me.
Here's praying for a better end to your week.
Janet

Angie said...

So glad she is doing better! I know that can be scary!

Jen r. said...

We have the fish mask too! It's so had when you have a wheezer at home! I am glad she is doing much better! Jen

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

I'm so glad it worked. The hospital can be such a scary place! The mask is neat.

~Kim

Pixeltrash said...

That mask is so cute. My 6 year old has a congenital lung condition and has treatments when sick. He still uses his mask from when he was tiny. LOL! I should see if his dr. can get him one of those!