There seems to be so much going on with Colt lately that it is almost becoming comical. If you remember, a couple of weeks ago, Colt made his first ER visit because of the croup. He has had a terrible cough ever since, almost as if it never really went away though the cough did sound different. Less "barking." Anyway, because he has the MRI coming up, they will not put him to sleep if he has had a cough within a few days of the MRI. We knew we had to get rid of it soon, so I called his pediatrician to see what he thought. He heard Colt over the phone, said the croup didn't last that long, so it was either a sinus infection or something like that. This morning, we had an appointment with Dr. Smith and we got our answer. Colt has asthma. This is not surprising, seeing as he is my son, but still. Apparently, sometimes when a child has had a "coughing virus" like the croup or RSV, it can turn into asthma. This is what happened with Colt. Of course. I just have to laugh, at this point. I've had it my entire life, so at least I know how to handle it. Dr. Smith said we'd try to get through it without a nebulizer, so he put him on Singulair (my wonder drug!) and an inhaler (the very same one that I use.) He said Singulair works really well for some and not at all for others, and since it works so well for me, it will likely do the same for Colt. We'll use them both every day until the cough goes away, then continue the Singulair for another month. At that point, we'll take him off of it and see what happens. Maybe he won't need it again for a while. So, there we are now.
It can always be worse, it can always be worse, it can always be worse.
God, that is not a challenge. ;)