Officially official

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

So we have a confirmation of Nate's diagnosis. Asthma. We have a good Dr who did give us a good starter plan with an inhaler, steroids, and a nebulizer. The problem is I am Terrified. I knew a girl in grade school whose dad died from an asthma attack. My father in,law and husband both have it, which scares me. But now my little boy does. Everyone in this house is so used to it, they don't think much of it. So I am alone in my fear. I can't let Nate see it, of course. I don't want to scare him. I know what to do to help Chris, but he is a grown man who understands what's wrong. Nate is 3. My food was a mess today. I binged. I haven't done that in a long time, but I just couldn't seem to stop it. The cupcakes downstairs are still calling me. :( I am so drained. I am trying to keep up wig my groups as best I can. They're a nice distraction, and you guys have all been so supportive. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it! Tomorrow is my weigh in. I did my day before weigh in (I like to do that, I dunno why. I guess to see what the difference a day makes) and I was down one lb, which may or may not be anything but was still nice to see! Thanks for listening to my freaked out rant and your support. It is much needed and appreciated!
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    Jacque, I have asthma. It has never kept me from doing anything I wanted to do, and treatments and management techniques have come so very far since I was a kid! It is amazing, the help that is available. Your little guy is going to have a completely normal, happy childhood. You will need to monitor him, identify and look out for his triggers, make sure he has his puffer for emergencies, etc. Mom has to be very vigilant in the coming years. However, I am absolutely certain that, once you get the hang of what needs to be done, the whole thing will lose its menace.

    You are such a dedicated mom. Your son is very lucky to have you looking out for him. Your husband's experience will help you a lot, and will help your son to feel normal. Normal is good. Normal is comforting.

    All the best, Jacque.

    1001 days ago
    It's no secret emotional stress can lead to emotional eating and with the new diagnosis it's understandable. I knew someone with exercise-Induced asthma and in time their body adapted to the stress (mental and physical) that cardio exercise places on the body and it basically went away. It sounds like with your help Nate will be able to manage if not overcome this condition.

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    1006 days ago
    emoticon I totally understand how you are feeling, I felt the same way when my youngest was diagnosed with type one diabetes as a young teen. My aunt died in her early forties from complications from her diabetes. It was my son that reminded me that treatment has improved greatly in the past decade. There is better medicine out there, better understanding of how to treat it. Often children out grow asthma as they age. My nephew who could barely run with out an attack has grown out of it and as a young adult does not need medication any more. Breathe, relax and take care of yourself. emoticon
    1007 days ago
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    It can be scary. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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