Friday, April 23, 2010

Pulmonologist Appt

Little Man had his pulmonologist appt this morning. She listened to him and said he is definitely wheezing still. She explained that in the airways there is constriction and swelling. The albuterol he has been on has helped his constriction, but not the swelling. In the past 5 months he has been on oral steriods 2 times and they can have side effects so they don't want to keep putting him on them. They have decided to place him on inhaled steriods 2x's daily (Pulmicort 0.5mg) and continue with the albuterol as needed. We will reassess in 2 months and see how he is doing on the daily preventative stuff to take care of the swelling. She has a strong belief that he has asthma, but due to lack of family medical history and his age she can't diagnois it as that right now. She also believes that the head congestion is partially from allergies, but she said again, with his age he is too young to test (we may get false negatives). She also wants me to take him for a chest x-ray in the next couple weeks to rule out anything that could be in the lungs and check out the shape of his lungs, etc. So, that's that!

1 comment:

Mandy said...

We just went through the allergy and asthma testing with my 2 year old. She is now on inhalers daily and allergy medicine. The allergy testing is not fun so I hope you won't have to go through that real soon with Little Man. I hope the meds they are giving him will help him.