"A pulmonologist, or pulmonary disease specialist, is a physician who possesses specialized knowledge and skill in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary (lung) conditions and diseases."

There is apparently a SHORTAGE of them where I live. The Princess was reffered by her pediatrician because we are having difficulty getting her Asthma under control. They called yesterday with her appointment to the specialist. Get this... her appointment is in the middle of freaking SEPTEMBER!!!

When I told the Hubby, he looked at me as if I were insane. We both looked at The Princess who happened to be in his arms wheezing her little head off. Poor baby! Hubby shook his head and exclaimed there's no way she can wait until September. I agreed. This just means another visit to the Pediatrician and another round of Oral Steriods. I hate it that she's needed that stuff so often in the last few months.

On another note, The Princess has an Upper GI scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday) morning. A procedure they wanted done before we saw the Pulmonologist. They are looking to rule out a few things that could be causing the breathing problems and wheezing. Her appointment is at 10am, she can't have food or drink after 6am.... it's going to be a LONG morning. I'll update on the results when I get them.

1 messages:

  1. jeneflower said...

    My middle son had the asthma thing when he was younger and went through rounds of the oral steroids and using his nebulizer- so I know what you are going through. It totally affects their behavior. We used to go in to the pediatrician to get nebulizer treatments, but then we finally purchased our own and it was easier. Although he totally resisted the mask.

    Some things to try- Have your air vents cleaned and purchase an air purifier for her room. These ideas might help.

    Sorry about the long wait for an appointment.  


 

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