Category: My Asthma Girl & Me

Tuesdays are Your Turn – Worst Asthma Symptom

If you’ve read this site for any length of time, you know my daughter’s near-constant coughing during flares will, even now, drive me to that cliff’s edge of a nervous breakdown on the worst nights. AG has no love for the coughing either, obviously, especially since it drives her to the point of hoarseness, a sore throat, and on […]

Post-Halloween Candy and the Sugarplum Fairy

I’d estimate I fall in the *moderate* range when it comes to parenting and food obsession. I try to buy local and from farms and companies that follow organic growing methods even if they don’t carry the actual certification. Related, I like to know where my food comes from. Also, the Asthma Mom family eats […]

H1N1, Residual Coughing, Vaccination

Since the girls have attended their school only since last February when we moved to Colorado, I suppose the nurse there doesn’t know me well enough to recognize what kind of parent I am. Which would explain why, when I walked my kid into the office this morning to discuss her inhaler use for the […]

Do Chronic Patients Count as Obnoxious Ones?

In CNN’s Empowered Patient series, correspondent Elizabeth Cohen examines how to stay informed, on top of your health, and in good communication with your doctors. The most recent installment is Are You an Obnoxious Patient? and the inflammatory headline aside, you should really go read it if you want this post to make any sense. I won’t go into […]