Carrots for Michaelmas: Musings of a Catholic Wife, Mother, and Occasional Redhead

I Hate Asthma
April 13, 2012, 5:22 pm
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Just a quick note to ask for prayers for our sweet 3-year-old Benjamin Bear. He started having trouble with his asthma last night and after two breathing treatments, I took him to the pediatrician this morning who promptly had him transferred to the hospital. He’s wheezing, coughing, and having very labored, fast, and shallow breathing. The Dr. at the hospital is getting him set up with an IV of steroids as well as getting him some more oxygen. Benjamin is being sweet and compliant and still a little impressed with the novelty of his “special bracelet” and “a sleepover at the hospital with daddy.” But, I think our little spitfire is already starting to get bored. Please pray that he can recover quickly and go home tomorrow instead of in the  2+ days that the Dr. expected! I’ve never had one of my babies in the hospital for anything other than their birth so the whole thing is new, scary, and dreadful! Thank you for your prayers, you wonderful folks.

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poor little guy! prayers for a quick recovery and strength for everyone. 😦

Comment by greenishmonkeys

Thank you! We appreciate those prayers so much!

Comment by carrotsformichaelmas

Oh, Haley – that is scary. I tend to project “laid-backedness” but in reality, when Noni has a fever for more than a day or two I start getting worried.

We will definitely pray for Benjamin.

Comment by amy

Haley, hope all is well with Benjamin. (Please keep us updated on his recovery.)

Also, do you have an e-mail address?

Comment by amy

Just now got a chance to post an update. Mostly good news! Thanks so much for your prayers, Amy. Means so much. And my email is haley.s.stewart(at)gmail(dot)com

Comment by carrotsformichaelmas

I’m so sorry y’all have had to endure this trial. I’m glad Benjamin is doing better. We have managed to avoid hospitalization, but my 6 yo son has battled asthma all his life. I thought we had outgrown it only to have it flare back up this year. It makes me so sad that he will be on medicaiton daily for at least three months. And he’s such an active kid that forcing him to lay low is very hard.

Anyway, I’m glad y’all are through the worst of it.

Comment by nicole

Thanks, Nicole! We are so hoping that Benjamin grows out of it, too. And nothing is harder than trying to keep an active boy from running, jumping, and leaping!

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