So today my daughter had her last well-check-up with her pediatrician, the doctor who first diagnosed her with asthma. Over the years, we've gone from mommy and toddler tears in the doctor's office as I held a breathing mask to her mouth to a confident teen who understands her asthma action plan.
But it's not always been a level path. Things have changed, challenges have surfaced, advice has shifted … plus there was school to deal with and medications and everything else to juggle.
There have also been GOOD things that happened as well – improvements in inhalers, seeing my daughter "get" why she needed to manage her triggers, seeing asthma cast less of a shadow over her life.
What has changed about your kiddo's asthma over the years? What were the toughest years? What were the bright spots?