23 November 2010

Asthma Control

A few months ago I wrote about snot control for the earthlings through homeopathic medicine.  I wanted to update you earlier but things kinda got worse.  Although with homeopathy it is absolutely normal for things to get worse before they get better, I didn't want to discourage all of you looking for alternatives to pharmaceutical medicine.   

What could be worse that green phlegm and mucus, you might ask?  That's exactly what I was thinking until Aiden started wheezing and our traditional pediatrician tells me he thinks this is the beginning of asthma.  I ended up giving him Ventolin since he was suffering so much and Dr. Chen, our homeopathic pediatrician, actually gave me a pat on the back rather than reprimand me.  Phew!  There is no worse feeling than doubting something that involves my earthlings.  Apparently when wheezing is involved, Ventolin is usually needed.  The crucial thing is to avoid the wheezing completely.  Fight the cause of it and not just the symptoms.  Now we've started a new remedy to keep the wheezing and hopefully the asthma away. 

It's been about a month and I feel like the winner of the best in mothering.  After 8 months Aiden is no longer coughing and finally there is no more green slimy snot and phlegm.  We're still on the remedy so I hope I am not jinxing myself by saying all this out loud.  But I have a good feeling about this and I'm still keeping my fingers crossed. 

Even he seems shocked to this new snot free world, he is constantly snifflingwith nothing to sniffle.  Absolutely annoying but I'll take that over the green snot any day.