The South

Where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April; front porches are wide and words are long; macaroni and cheese is a vegetable; pecan pie is a staple; Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy; everything is darling and someone is always getting their heart blessed. -unknown

Friday, September 30, 2011

Our Friday

I am dreading the writing on the wall. Right now I am sitting on the couch listening to Reese try and cough his way through a nap. It seems when the temperature drops down out of the 90s, it sends a signal to Reese's immune system to trigger his annual "I am going to be sick until March."

I took Reese to the doctor today and left with no answers. A round of steroids and another 6 month prescription of Singulair left with us. The only thing I can figure out is maybe Reese has an asthmatic cough. He really has no other symptoms other than the cough.

Poor kid!

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tamara said...

Has your doctor not suggested a daily steroid inhaler? David was 6 when he started, and it really seems to help. We used to only do it during the change o f seasons, but now we do it year round. Just a thought... I know how frustrating it can be, the constant chronic cough. And they can't be getting the rest they need if they're coughing during nap and night time. Good luck! Hope he feels better soon!

Aunt Marsha said...

Around the age of three or four, Melinda seemed to keep a cough that she just couldn't shake. The doctor tried several different things and finally said he thought it was asthma related and prescribed an inhaler. It was amazing how much it helped the cough. She used it for the next few years and gradually seemed to outgrow the coughing/asthma. Might be worth asking the doctor. I think the inhaler was Albuterol.

Southern Queen of the Crazies said...

See a Pulmonologist. :)