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Asthma

I will never forget this day for as long as I live.  When my oldest was 15 months old I remember him sitting on the floor playing with his blocks and I was close by folding laundry when all of a sudden he started gasping for air, I remember him falling back and getting paler and paler and chocking I first thought he must have swallowed something and started hitting him on the back like your supposed to do when a baby is choking but nothing worked so I called 911.  Turned out he had an asthma attack and it was a serious one.  He was in the hospital for a few days till he was stable and could come home.  That was the scariest day of my life. 

Now days his asthma is pretty much under control with medication and puffers, but every once in a while he will have a serious attack that sends shivers down my body and I get so scared for him.  He is a trooper though and doesn't let it interfere with his activities and life.  Everyday I  cherish and treasure my kids because everyday is precious.

tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 2 Responses May 20, 2009

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Thank you for the story. I have had asthma since I was about your sons age and never knew the parents perceptive of 'babies first asthma attack' (never asked my parents). In my earliest asthma attack memory my parent's were already experts at dealing with it so it's hard to picture them panicking at something like that.

you don't have to worry but you should take the matter seriously. Back in Jan 2011. I was under the attack of asthma and went to the doctor for the consultation he admitted me in the hospital for three days and advised me at the time of discharge that I should keep myself away from dust and pollution and avoid to be in a place wherein no fresh air comes. <br />
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if you have carpets at house you should remove the carpet from the house and keep the baby away from the area of the house where you are doing laundry and dusting. I pray the baby will get well very soon.