Sunday, January 22, 2012

Bitsy Bitsy Bitsy aka: damn you albuterol

Miss Bits-a-roo is prone to wheezing when she gets sick; it comes with the allergies she has. Since she was little when she gets a chest cold, she wheezes. The last few times it's been so bad that the doc has prescribed an inhaler for her. Earlier this week I took her into the ped's office because she was coughing so hard she was losing her breath; come to find out it was a sinus infection and an ear infection and her chest was so tight she wasn't breathing properly.

In the scheme of things, no biggie. Hooray antibiotics...and the dreaded albuterol. Albuterol is an inhaled steroid and while it works wonders, it riles her up like nobodies' business. For the last two hours I've been trying to calm her down. She gets so wound up that she will click her tongue over and over, she's hop in place, she'll yodel, she spin. It's ridiculous. It wouldn't be nearly as bad if it wasn't at bedtime when this happened, but jeez oh pete. On the plus side she will crash hard when the effects finally wear off.


1 comment:

Erica said...

I had walking pneumonia like a million times in high school/college. They'd give me albuterol and breathing treatments. Then I'd be up shaking and twitching all night. NOT GOOD. Can just imagine what it does to an Itty Bitty Bitsy. Kisses for the sickey and hugs for the Mama


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