Babies with asthma...
July 4, 2007 7:14pm CST
Last night while the heavy rain poured, me and my family had a relaxing night watching tv. Somebody knocked at the door, it was our eldest sister with her husband and my 5 month old niece. I was teary eyed watching our little baby gasping for breath, we had to rush her to the hospital and this is the second time this year...So hard watching the baby with the dextrose and oxygen on, but at least we know that she is safer and could sleep better in hospital. Our baby is still at the hospital, it crushed ny heart just seeing how the baby is suffering with asthma, and seeing my sister crying. They say it is inherited from the father, and asthma is common to both sides of the family, it's just so hard having someone you love suffer from this. Do you have babies or family members who suffer from asthma? What do you usually do? Can you share if there is a permanent cure for asthma?Do share your thoughts pls.
3 people like this
• United Kingdom
5 Jul 07
It is bad enough when Adults get it I suffer from it on top of everything else so I really feel for you and your Sister I hope the little one gets better soon and I hope she does not get this to often and that they give her an Inhaler I know what it is like not being able to breathe so the poor Sweetie is suffering and it is terrible Hugs to you all Sweetie
5 Jul 07
Thank you sweet gabs for the Hugs, yesterday after work i went to the hospital and i hugged our baby and said "this is for sweet gabs".. My sister wondered who sweet gabs was, so i told her she's a friend from the net who cares... Hugs and kisses to you...tc always.
• United States
5 Jul 07
1) Don't go pointing fingers. I have asthma, and am the only one in my family with it. Even if you could prove who the child inherited asthma from, it would not change it. 2)There is no cure for asthma, though sometimes children outgrow it. 3)You must first determine what type of asthma the baby has, then it maybe possible to minimize the attacks. You must work with the doctor to determine if the baby has allergix asthma or reactive airway asthma or what. 4) The child needs medication, there are oral medications to minimize attacks and other ones for emergency. When the baby gets older, she will be able to learn to use inhalers. It is scary but with proper medical management is not all that bad. For now, work with the doc, it is all you can do.
5 Jul 07
Hello little sis. I don't know the extend of your niece's asthma. Understand though that there are many levels of asthma. There are the juvenile type which lasted until the child turned 7 years old. Others needed to cope with it for their entire life. I was born with a lot of allergies and allergic rhinitis (mild asthma) is one of them. I remember growing up using nasal spray all the time. My rhinitis normally occurred during the end of the year. I went and lived in another country for many years. It has four seasons and I thought for a while that my rhinitis will turned to worse. Miraculously, the weather and the clean air cured my rhinitis. Since then, I don't have any problem with it anymore. In the case of your niece, sounds like she has a severe case of asthma. I won't sugarcoat you and say that there is a permanent cure for asthma. You might like to try consulting her to a homeopathy medicine. I knew of one and asthma is their specialty. I will PM you the details and the contact no. This Dr. cured my daughter well. I need to look for the address first. Just you wait for my PM.
6 Jul 07
Oh, thank very much big sis... :) I've heard about homepathic medicine but don't have any idea where to. I hope she's not having the severe type sis, i really do :( she's so little to have this...She had an x-ray yesterday, but i don't know the result yet because i'm at the office right now, later i'll go straight to the hospital, i do hope now she's better than yesterday. Ok i'll wait for your pm, glad your there to help. I'm glad to know you don't suffer from rhinitis anymore... Take care and God bless. HUgz to you...
6 Jul 07
Asthma in children are usually reversible when they grown up but not in adult. Asthma can be due to extreme change in temperature, can also be due to smoking or smoke inhalation, environmental pollutants. These inhibit mucociliary function. Bronchodilators are the usual meds. Let your baby rest to reduce oxygen demand, increase fluid intake to liquefy mucus secretions. Nobody should smoke inside the house.