September 22, 2008

Diagnosis: Mild Persistent Asthma

We saw the pulmonologist this morning.  They did a chest x-ray which determined the diagnosis.  Hunter's lungs are clear, but his airway is a little restricted.  It is something that he can grow out of and that's my hope since this doesn't run in either of our families.  So far, the only time we notice him having a hard time breathing is when he's sick.  It doesn't occur when he's running or playing hard.

He will get preventive medicine through an inhaler twice a day for now.  If he gets sick then we start the nebulizer right away.  The doctor will see him again in 3 months and twice a year after that.

So, not what we were expecting, but definitely not the worst case.  I think he's going to be fine and we're going to pray that he outgrows it.

Daddy and Hunter

Mommy and Hunter


Anonymous said...

I hope he does grow out of it. Gage isn't getting better as fast as I thought, i'm a little afraid of whats next myself. He is still very croupy and wheezy. Not as bad but not getting better very fast either.

Hage Family said...

Well...I guess that is good news! Could have been a lot worse. Ashton was diagnosed with Asthma when he was little and he quickly outgrew this. hopefully the same will occur with Hunter! He just has small parts! :)

Jennifer said...

Glad you now know what's going on now...and that you have a plan of action.