Thursday, February 7, 2008

Show & Tell: Unwanted but Much Needed


It's another Show & Tell Friday at Kelli's. I missed last week, due to being ill, but I'm back.


Today I'm going to do something different. Rather than show an item I love in my home, I'm going to show you an item I've come to respect. I don't like it, wish we didn't need it, but it keeps my little Mo healthy, and that means everything to me. It's the nebulizer. If you don't know the story behind why we need it, you will find that in two separate posts. Hiatus and All clear for now.

Mo hated it at first. Now, as you can see, he doesn't mind getting his steroid. And the other night, I pulled my carcass (at least it felt that way) out of bed at 11:30 p.m. to give him an albuterol treatment because he was so congested. He didn't fight, just kicked back on my lap, breathed in the medicine, and happily went back to sleep in his crib.

Now Kaia even knows that Mo gets a breathing treatment whenever he is sick. He takes a daily steroid during colds, and if needed albuterol. It is the best $120 we ever spent, because we have a happy, healthy boy with its help.

26 comments:

ellen b. said...

What a blessing that he doesn't fight the machine that makes him more comfortable. You are right that it's worth every penny if he can breath well with the treatments...

Rebecca said...

What a sweet, adorable little boy. Glad he's feeling better.

Betty said...

It makes my heart smile to see such a happy little fellow and know that he has what he needs for better health....God Bless....Betty

Barbara H. said...

What an important piece of equipment for a special someone!

kbbryant said...

what a sweetie. I have had breathing treatments and I know how they help. So glad for this invention.

Kathy b

Art said...

What a cutie. It looks like he's taken to the treatment well.

Karla said...

Aww... I love the picture of him with his tongue sticking out. Very cute!

Penless Thoughts said...

We are so blessed to live at a time when we have the necessary health items to help us. Love the sweet pictures of your sweetness!!
Susan

Connie Marie said...

I am glad you found this to help your son. Your show and tell was informational! Thanks.

Hootin' Anni said...

Awwwwwwwwww, what a precious, PRECIOUS little boy!!! And ya, the life-saver is a good thing to have!!! May he grow to be big and strong one day!!!!!!

Mine is posted this week, it's a Valentine Wreath that I made this week.

Hope you can drop by sometime.

Constance said...

Our nephew was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when he was 11 months old. He's 19 now and my SIL was diligent in his treatments. I don't think he realized anything was different about him because he was so young and he didn't know anything else! Kind of gives the word, "Lifesaver" a whole new meaning!
Connie

Judy said...

What a cutie pie.

Cheryl said...

ahhhhhh such a cutie. What a big boy though taking his medicine... just goes to show you that it really does make him feel better... the little cutie.

Mrs M said...

How wonderful that he doesn't fight taking his medicine. Even at his young age, he probably realizes how much better he feels after using this machine :-)

A wonderful little boy and an amazing story!

Julieann said...

Aww, I can totally relate to your son--I too have had to use a nebulizer---What a sweet boy you have!

Julieann

genny said...

Yes he did not fighting to take it oh my when i was young even i am already a teenager my parents really force me to take my medicine when i got sick. Lucky you that your son is like that. Hopefully he will be healthy all the time. Mine is up..

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a good little boy cooperating like that! He's darling! So thankful for modern medicine and knowledgeable doctors!

Katherine

Kelly said...

He's an absolute sweetheart! Who knows...your little guy could be a future doctor-in-the-making!

jennifer said...

Praise the Lord for it TJ. Aren't we glad we live in the times we do, medically speaking? Jennifer

Lana G! said...

Wow, that is just awesome!

cookie said...

My heart goes out to Mo. I was diagnosed with asthma when I was very little and have used an inhaler most of my life. Albuterol is a medication I know very, very well. I'm very happy to hear that he is adjusting so well, and will keep him in my prayers.

Cookie

Anna said...

What a cutie kid. Thanks for sharing...
Mine is up too:
Scattered Thoughts Of Mine

MammyT said...

Thank you for sharing. Thank God there is treatment for your little boy.
Nancy

Mommy said...

I read your two posts as to why you need it. Wow! What an ordeal to go through. Thankfully they found out what it was!

I used one during a flu I had. I breathed in silver instead of medication. It wasn't mine, but my brother in law who has asthma. Honestly I would like to have one just to have.

Kelli said...

What a blessing to have found such a wonderful treatment for your sweet boy! He's adorable!
Hugs,
Kelli

Jewelgirl said...

A cute little boy! Sorry to
see that he's ill. These
nebulizers work well, it's
great that we can have these
in our home, makes breathing
ailments a lot easier to deal
with. Happy Valentines Day
to you & your little boy :)