Lung function test
I have mentioned before how Jason has a real high allergy count and doesn’t have much energy. After putting him on some medication as prescribed by my GP, it did seem to go somewhat better but he still had the constant runny noise, sneezing and watery eyes. I can not be fun.
I finally *hanging my head in shame* took him to a paediatrician today. He looked at Jay and immediately said that even without doing a lung function test to see if he has asthma or not, the allergy alone is enough to cause the lack of energy. He has severe allergy and unfortunately it’s to grass and the likes, so nothing we can do about that. We can only treat the symptoms.
He is not happy about the meds he is on, saying it won’t do much to relieve the symptoms…well clearly it is not helping. So new stuffs for the allergy and apparently I must sit when I find out how much it costs.
Then he did the lung function test. Now see, just after birth Jason was diagnosed with asthma. On and off I had him on pumps. He doesn’t wheeze and doesn’t cough when he runs. In my opinion he didn’t have asthma then. My mom and brother has asthma. I know what it sounds like I thought. So I really felt that the doctor was just using asthma as an excuse (like they often like to do).
Well the lung function test shows clearly that he has asthma. Clearly. Poor child has less than 70 % lung capacity as other kids his age and length. Even after the medication they give to expand the airways (pretty much the same as an asthma pump), he still didn’t come near the normal capasity.
He will now be on a daily pump again. Plus meds for the allergy. I hope this will help him. I hope this will sort out his asthma and allergy so that he can feel better and have enough energy to play with his friends and take part in sports.