Controlling Asthma: A Guide for Families – The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (1 of 4)
24
August

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , /


>>I WAS 8 YEARS OLD WHEN I
NOTICED I COULDN’T JUMP ROPE, RUN, LIKE MY FRIENDS.>>I’VE BEEN COUGHING,
BEEN WHEEZY. I SNEEZE A LOT.>>SHE HAD THIS CONTINUOUS
HACKING COUGH. IT WAS SCARY. SHE COULDN’T CATCH HER BREATH.>>HE GOT SO SICK AT ONE POINT
HE ENDED UP BEING BROUGHT TO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BY AMBULANCE.>>SO I PUT HER IN THE CAR
TO TAKE HER TO THE HOSPITAL, AND SHE KEPT SAYING,
“MOM, WE’RE NOT GOING TO MAKE IT.”>>THE WAY HE WAS I WAS SAYING,
“MAN, HE’S NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO HAVE A, YOU KNOW,
JUST GO TO SCHOOL.>>BECAUSE AFTER I HAD AVERY,
MY INTENT WAS TO GO BACK TO WORK, AND I NEVER WENT BACK TO WORK. I HAD TO END UP STAYING HOME
BECAUSE HE WAS SICK SO OFTEN.>>AND THEY DIAGNOSED
HER WITH ASTHMA.>>WE JUST WANTED HIM
TO BE A NORMAL KID.>>ASTHMA–IT’S A COMMON PROBLEM,
ONE THAT AFFECTS MILLIONS OF CHILDREN NATIONWIDE
AND CAUSES MANY EMERGENCY VISITS AND HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS EVERY YEAR. BUT ASTHMA DOESN’T HAVE TO RULE
YOUR CHILD’S LIFE. BY CONSISTENTLY FOLLOWING
SOME SIMPLE STEPS, YOU CAN DO A GREAT DEAL
TO REDUCE DAILY SYMPTOMS AND HELP YOUR CHILD
CONTROL THEIR ASTHMA. IN THE NEXT FEW MINUTES, YOU
WILL HEAR FROM PHYSICIANS WHO WORK WITH FAMILIES EVERY DAY
HELPING THEM LEARN TO BEST WAYS TO CONTROL THEIR CHILDREN’S
ASTHMA. YOU’LL ALSO HEAR FROM PARENTS
AND CHILDREN WHO WILL DESCRIBE HOW THEY HAVE SUCCESSFULLY
BROUGHT ASTHMA UNDER CONTROL. WE’LL COVER THE ANSWERS TO
COMMON QUESTIONS THAT MANY FAMILIES HAVE INCLUDING,
“WHAT IS ASTHMA?” “HOW CAN ASTHMA BE CONTROLLED?” “WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS
OF ASTHMA CONTROL?”


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *