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Old 04-08-2012, 03:27 PM   #31
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Re: Any experience with seeing a pulmonologist for asthma??

Thanks mamas for the info!

DH and I have talked about doing it every 4 hours just as our test since we seem to get differing info from the 2 doctors that we have seen.

We have a follow up scheduled for Wednesday so it will be interesting to see what her thoughts are come Wednesday.

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Old 04-10-2012, 12:07 PM   #32
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Re: Any experience with seeing a pulmonologist for asthma??

I ended up taking dd to the dr. Monday because she woke up about 2am crying her ear was hurting. I held her/laid with her and she squirmed/cried off and on until about 6 am when she fell asleep. Not at all surprised with what we found out - ear infection in right ear. That seems to be her "prone" ear. While there I talked to her about the meds. She said that if she was coughing more than once or twice a day to do the albuterol 3 times a day and do the pulmicort once a day. We have a follow up scheduled for 3 weeks (4 weeks from when we originally started the pulmicort). She said the albuterol will help at the moment with the coughing and open her up a bit. The pulmicort will hopefully take care of the inflammation and come another 3 weeks she will be cough free.

Does this sound more on track? I do feel better giving her both at this point. She is still coughing but I do think the albuterol does open her at the moment it is done. I guess it will be just a matter of time before we know if the pulmicort will do it's job.

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Old 04-10-2012, 07:59 PM   #33
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I ended up taking dd to the dr. Monday because she woke up about 2am crying her ear was hurting. I held her/laid with her and she squirmed/cried off and on until about 6 am when she fell asleep. Not at all surprised with what we found out - ear infection in right ear. That seems to be her "prone" ear. While there I talked to her about the meds. She said that if she was coughing more than once or twice a day to do the albuterol 3 times a day and do the pulmicort once a day. We have a follow up scheduled for 3 weeks (4 weeks from when we originally started the pulmicort). She said the albuterol will help at the moment with the coughing and open her up a bit. The pulmicort will hopefully take care of the inflammation and come another 3 weeks she will be cough free.

Does this sound more on track? I do feel better giving her both at this point. She is still coughing but I do think the albuterol does open her at the moment it is done. I guess it will be just a matter of time before we know if the pulmicort will do it's job.

Your thoughts?

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Interesting. My twins have both had ear infections before, during and after being on these same meds. My asthmatic one just got over his ear infection and the other is on meds right now. We go tomorrow to see an ear, nose, and throat specialist because of all the infections they have had this year.

The way my doctor explained albuterol and pulm working together was that the albuterol would open the airways immediately and that the pulmicort will keep the inflammation down in the long run. She also suggested giving albuterol right before the pulmicort because it will help get more pulm into the lungs...

I think your kiddo will do better having the albuterol at least 3 times a day to get over the hump.
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:/ just got a phone call today saying we wont see the pulm until august 27!!! Im calling the ped tomorrow to see if we can be seen sooner somewhere else.
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:/ just got a phone call today saying we wont see the pulm until august 27!!! Im calling the ped tomorrow to see if we can be seen sooner somewhere else.
Wow that sucks. We had to wait a month or two but August is a long time!
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Re: Any experience with seeing a pulmonologist for asthma??

Wow. That is a long time from now. I would definitely see if someone can get you in sooner. Worst case scenario--if you take kiddo to the ER, you get seen right away, and then you are an established patient, so you usually get follow up care more quickly. We've done that before for DFS when specialists tell me they can't see him for months and he needs to be seen now.
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Wow. That is a long time from now. I would definitely see if someone can get you in sooner. Worst case scenario--if you take kiddo to the ER, you get seen right away, and then you are an established patient, so you usually get follow up care more quickly. We've done that before for DFS when specialists tell me they can't see him for months and he needs to be seen now.
Just called the doc to see what they think. Left a message on the nurses desk and waiting on a call back. I really don't want to wait until August. :/
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