Asthma Goal Setting – The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (7 of 7)
26
September

By Adem Lewis / in , , /


>>CAN YOU TOUCH THE SKY
WITH YOUR FEET?>>THE GOAL OF TREATING SOMEONE
WITH ASTHMA IS TO HAVE THEM HAVE A NORMAL LIFESTYLE. THAT MEANS THEY OUGHT TO BE
ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY SPORTS THEY WANT
TO PARTAKE IN, AND THEY OUGHT TO BE
FEELING WELL ALL THE TIME.>>NOW THAT I TAKE MY
MEDICATION REGULARLY, I CAN RIDE BIKES AS WELL AND
AS LONG AS MY FRIENDS CAN.>>THERE SHOULD BE NO MISSED
DAYS FROM SCHOOL OR VERY FEW MISSED DAYS FROM SCHOOL. SO IT’S SOMETHING THAT
REALLY IS UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE CHILD AND
HIS OR HER PARENTS.>>ANY CHILD WHO HAS ASTHMA
AND WHOSE FAMILY FOLLOWS A PROPER MANAGEMENT PLAN
CAN LIVE A COMPLETELY NORMAL LIFESTYLE. THEY CAN BE AN
OLYMPIC ATHLETE. THEY CAN DO ANYTHING
THEY REALLY WANT TO.>>HE USED TO JUST STAND
AT PATIO DOOR AND LOOK OUT, AND HE USED TO CRY WATCHING
THE OTHER KIDS PLAY. AND RIGHT AFTER THAT, RIGHT
AFTER HE MET DR. PAWLOWSKI, HE SIGNED UP FOR SOCCER
THE FOLLOWING YEAR. NEVER PLAYED SOCCER
BEFORE IN HIS LIFE. DIDN’T KNOW
WHAT HE WAS DOING, JUST RUNNING AROUND OUT
THERE HAVING A GOOD TIME. HE WAS THE MVP OF THE
SOCCER LEAGUE THAT YEAR, YOU KNOW.>>WE HAVE LESS
VISITS TO THE HOSPITAL. I HAVE LESS
CALLOUTS IN MY JOB.>>AND EVERY TIME I SEE HIM
I JUST SMILE BECAUSE I THINK IT’S A BLESSING THAT
HE’S HERE WITH US NOW, TO BE HONEST.>>BY WORKING WITH
YOUR CHILD’S DOCTOR, YOU CAN CONTROL ASTHMA
AND YOUR CHILD WILL BE ABLE TO DO EVERYTHING THAT A CHILD
WITHOUT ASTHMA CAN DO.>>WHEN A CHILD’S ASTHMA
SYMPTOMS ARE CONTROLLED, THEY CAN HAVE A NORMAL LIFE. ASTHMA IS AN EVERYDAY
PROBLEM THAT’S CONTROLLED BEST WHEN THE PATIENT AND
THE FAMILY UNDERSTAND WHAT TO DO AND DECIDE
TO TAKE CONTROL.


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