Thursday, June 12, 2008

In Praise of the Purifier

Michael has allergies. Always has, and he always will. He was born with a whole protein allergy which made feeding him rather difficult. It took over 3 weeks before the doctors figured out how to help him. He outgrew that one but now has a list of others. We've been through several doctors and emergency appointments when his coughing/wheezing got to be too much and we were always treated as if we were crazy. Last week just about did me in.

We had an appointment today with the pediatrician but we went to the Brier Creek location where they specialize in allergies. I cannot believe what a difference it has made. The fine doctor spent all of 10 minutes with us but managed to hit the nail right on the head and I can say with pure glee, it is a QUIET night in our home. Michael's been on Singulaire for over 6 months and while it does okay, it does not deal with this cough that comes around every 3-4 months. Doctor wonderful said to keep giving him the Singulaire, add a Zyrtec and a prescription nasal spray to help with the symptoms. So, okay, it seems a little excessive but, hey, what do I know. As we are leaving his office he adds "Put an air purifier in his bedroom." Okay, thanks!

We came home today and cleaned/decluttered his room, washed all of the bedding and installed the purifier. I have not heard a peep out of him. No coughing, no sneezing, no wheezing, no complaining, it's like a miracle. Now he did use the Singulaire and Zyrtec but not the nasal spray so that can be a contributing factor, but let me tell you, my vote is with the purifier. I put that baby on and closed his doors in his room for about 4 hours before he went back in there. It even SMELLS better in there!

Can I get a hallelujah chorus?

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