These breathing treatments are now happening 3 times a day.
Last fall/winter Julian started coughing every night and even had a little bit of wheezing to go along with it. His doctor prescribed an inhaler. I really did not want to have this little guy on medications. They are my absolute last resort. I can count the number of times the kids have been on antibiotics on my hands. Very few. I love and trust my kid's pediatrician, Dr Akey, but I did not want to give in to the medication. I eliminated cow's milk from his diet and it seemed to help with the coughing and it eventually stopped all together. I thought I was amazing and a genius...until the coughing started again a couple of weeks ago...and worse than last year. The wheezing has also increased and both the coughing and wheezing occurs with any type of activity...and this boy is active. After a night last week of non-stop coughing, wheezing, and throwing up (he has a really sensitive gag reflex), even after using his inhaler we paid Dr Akey a little visit.
(WOW, he needs a hair cut.)
No more coughing and wheezing at night with the breathing treatments. I am so happy about that, but I still don't want him on all these medications, especially the steroids. I think the milk does play a factor and obviously it is seasonal, I am just wondering if there is something else we could use or do that would not invlove meds.