Hi everyone! 👋🏻
I’ve been mostly absent on here these last months. Why? Our youngest son who has both food allergies and environmental allergies had been doing fantastic for months (9 months to be exact). We had even weaned him off of all his allergy and asthma medicines (under the doctors orders/care). AND he was tolerating dairy of all things!!!
You know the saying “all good things must come to an end?” ….well, they did. 🤦🏻♀️
We enrolled our youngest in a brick & mortar elementary school….he had previously been doing virtual school. This was on halloween day. Since October, he’s had an ear infection every month, sometimes more frequently (as often as every two weeks). October was when we reintroduced dairy as well. No other dairy allergy symptoms were showing.
We went camping a few weeks back. ⛺️ We rode bikes, fished, played cornhole, and so much more! While on a bike ride, our son began complaining of his back hurting badly. He’s 6 so it’s not a common thing. Then he said it was hard to get a deep breath. 😢 I knew exactly what it was – his asthma.
He missed 6 days of school after that because we were doing nebulizer treatments every 4 hours around the clock, attempting to get his lungs to loosen up. He said his lungs just always felt like they were tight, like someone was sitting on his chest. We saw the pediatrician and his pulmonologist who added in a steroid and quickly put us back on daily asthma medicines.
Since then he’s had to use his rescue inhaler 3 times at school and a few times here at the house. Walking into the grocery store, into the cold air triggered his lungs to tighten. Dust triggers them as well. And other times he will say they’re getting tight out of the blue.
This is not his normal asthm patterns. Normally he’s only plagued when he catches a cold – then it’ll activate his asthma. His pulmonologist agrees as well – his asthma has changed.
This is a whole new ball of wax for us. We’re not used having issues out of the blue. And we can’t find a pattern as to what seem to be causing the episodes. I’m at a loss! I’m keeping notes as to when it happens, what he was doing when it occured, what the weather was like, etc.
Has anyone else had any experiences like this?