We had given her a couple breathing treatments in the morning because she was wheezing a little, and they really weren't working so we called the doc and got an appt right away. And, it's a good thing because they checked her blood oxygen and it was 92%!! That is really bad, and I just couldn't believe how fast she went downhill. So, they gave her two breathing treatments and several prescriptions including 2 inhalers and a steroid. The doctor said she has reactive airway disease, which is usually asthma before they call it asthma (according to my doc).
We ran our errand then got her medicines and gave her the oral steroid right away. They take several hours to kick in, and so she struggled a bit until it finally kicked in. We did the inhalers and everything and she finally got a decent night sleep, thankfully.
The thing about steroids is that they cause kids to act strangely. Sometimes they get crazy and angry, or sometimes they get extra lovey-dovey. Well, this morning, my little almost 2-year old was bouncing off the walls! She was literally jumping on the furniture, climbing on tables, talking non-stop and running all around and at a very quick pace. She normally tries climbing and jumping on furniture but is slower about it and better to stop when we tell her to. Not today - it's like she had an all-nighter then drank 14 cups of coffee to help her get through the morning.
I took her to Target and she was laughing and saying nearly every word she knew pretty loudly and nonstop, and then wanting to hug me every few minutes or so. Thankfully there are few people at Target on Friday morning at 9am, and most of them are Moms or old people who are hopefully a little hard of hearing. Then we came home. I went to the bathroom for like a minute and I walked out to find she had let herself out of the house and was running around the car in the driveway holding paintbrush and laughing until she tripped on her shoe at which point she began crying. Note to self: lock door at ALL times . . .
She will take these steroids for FIVE whole days, so it looks like my crazy steroid-filled toddler will keep be keeping me quite busy. I am glad that she is NOT one of the angry ones!, though, and I'm VERY glad she can breathe. There's not a dull moment in my life. Not a single one, unless of course, I take a Mom-cation outside of the city. I just hope the excitement will soon stop revolving around my baby's asthma attacks!