On our run this morning I noticed that Ben was weazing. I asked if he was okay and he said he thought so but his upper back really hurt and his body felt really tired.  He’d complained about this stuff before but he always continued to run so I just thought it was typical kid complaining.

But the loud weazing…

That was a warning sign.  He didn’t want to stop running and we were less than a half mile from home at this point so we slowed down to barely a trot but by the time we got home I was regretting not making him stop earlier. I was thinking about taking him to the ER but he was breathing easier as soon as we walked into the house so I called the pediatrician instead and she had me bring him right in and holy cow the amount of paperwork (tabletwork?) we have to do now at check-in is more than what we have to do at the ER. It’s getting really annoying and I’m actually considering switching pediatricians because of it.

Doctor’s immediate assessment – at the least, he has activity induced asthma.

So we got him a puffer and went home to find a toilet in my front yard.

It’s still sitting there.

When Ben took a dose of his Albuterol his eyes got really big and he said, I can breath! I didn’t realize that I couldn’t breath before!

I am hoping that we don’t end up needing a pulmonary function test or anything because ain’t nobody got time for that. The inhaler seems to be doing its job so for right now I think we’re good.

We’ll see how it goes.


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