Saturday, June 6, 2009

All I want for summer is my 1 front tooth and to be able to breathe

Yesterday as we waited for some prescriptions at the pharmacy, Blake pulled out his first front tooth. Both of them have been loose for a long time so it won't be long until they are both gone.

Here are a few pics The reason we were at the pharmacy was to get a whole slew of medicines for Blake. This has been the worst allergy season ever for him. In the last week his wheezing has gotten worse and worse and the inhaler was failing to do much for him. Yesterday I took him to the doctor and his allergy induced asthma is out of control. He took a breathing test that he failed miserably so they gave him a breathing treatment and then he did a little better but still not great. The doctor prescribed a oral steroid, a inhaled steroid, nose spray and more inhalers. He has to take the oral steroids for 5 days and that should get his airways opened up and then the other meds will help keep them open we hope. He sounds just awful but it's already a little better than yesterday so I'm sure he'll be fine soon. The doctor said it will probably be a month before the asthma is completely under control and then he'll be on the maintenance meds for awhile.


b. said...

Poor guy!
But BRAVE guy!

Good luck with the asthma...and I hope the tooth fairy is feeling generous!

Kimberly said...

That must be such a hard thing both for him and for you guys - hope it clears up soonly!

Lyon Pride said...

We use to fight the allergy induced asthma with Taylor all the time. Luckily he's outgrown a lot of the asthma problems. Good luck with a rowdy boy with the steroids :) I hope he feels better soon!

Yvonne said...

He looks so cute.

Sorry about the asthma--Kyle struggled big time when he was little. He still takes meds but it's pretty much under control.

Amber said...

I haven't heard from you in ages. Just checking in to see if you're still with the living. :-)

Nancy Face said...

I didn't realize I had missed this post...I'm sorry!

I love the pictures of Blake with the missing tooth! His smile is so cute! :)

I'm so sorry he's suffered from all those breathing problems. That has got to be such a worry for you and your hubby! I hope it's getting better by now!