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    Theophania is offline 'see what had happened was..there were these three ninjas and a blue monkey and well it really wasn't my fault..'
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    OP I feel your pain. I HATE WINTER!!! well usually I love the cold weather but with an asthmatic it is just a nightmare... DS 4 has already been sick so many times and its not even winter yet He had his first ride in an ambulance last week, I was freaked out.... he however thought he was the bees knees lol. The thing I hate about having to go to the hospital and drs all the time is we end up picking up some other bug (this time it was gastro)... Currently DS is on flixotide (not the junior one though) everyday and his asmol and prednisone when needed. DS seems to be the package deal though and his allergies and exzema also play up more in winter Sigh if only we could move somewhere more tropical...

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    Not looking forward to it. Although DS is not a severe asthmatic ( so far) just seems to be every time he gets a bad cold. I had asthma as a teenager but only very mild. Grew out of it in my 30's. which is unusual. Last month we flew back to the uk for a month and it was freezing! DS had asthma problems for a week and terrible eczema but by the time we were near to leaving he had actually started to acclimatise to it and was ok.

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    Yes Indeed I totally dread it. This is my sons first winter on Singulair as well as his other preventer and I am keeping my fingers crossed we have an easier year. He got pneumonia last year He is home sick today and it doesn't give me much hope. It really is hard with kids who are asthmatic. The winter months are hard to get through, it can feel like you spend a lot of time playing nurse. I have learnt a lot of tricks, many I learnt off Missie_mack and other mothers on the forum. Keeping warm, taking a "Rest day" at the first sign of a cold, avoiding known triggers like cigarette smoke or dusty areas, using a good probiotic.. all these things do help. Today we downloaded a bunch of movies, I made him soup for lunch and cheesy bread, he has had some orange juice, LOTS of sipping on water and is just taking it easy.

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    Yup sure do. Weve already had a flair up.

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    I don't have a child with Asthma but I am an ED nurse and I dread winter as the severity of illness in the children that present is higher and the workload doubles. I feel for any parent during winter who has a child with a respiratory illness

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    Just curious, how would asthma tend to present itself in a 10 month old? How would I know if he was asthmatic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    DS seemed to get it with basically every single cold he ever got after he was two and this would then aggravate his asthma and we would be rushing into hospital. We hoped we would be clear the year after he turned five but it was still here. All fingers crossed for this winter as our usual croup-y ANZAC day didn't arrive this year! Although TBH once we found what worked the situation improved significantly. When he first got it we had little experience with it and only DH's limited knowledge from his studies- we were a mess. My tip- keep icy poles in the freezer, get a good whizzer for making slushies out of said ice blocks and always have nurofen in the house. When we got early warnings we were able to starve it off- although there were times it came out of no where, with no signs of colds and steroids only gave us more time, not actually improving the situation. They were scary. Croup can be really scary when mixed with asthma
    My ds sounds very similar to yours, in this respect Croup seems to be the only manifestation of any illness he comes across, and combine that with asthma and it is just awful! I am on to the early warning signs, but often there are none! Cold weather is ds's biggest trigger, unfortunately.

    And to make it worse, he doesn't like sleeping with covers on and will often remove his clothing in his sleep - I am forever trying to come up with a solution for night time, as this is often the cause of his croup/asthma flare ups. Even in the dead of summer we couldn't have a fan on him as the breeze would bring on an attack!

    Thanks for the icy pole idea, will definitely do that!!


 

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