Inhale Slowly


Bronchitis is the official diagnosis!

The doctor prescribed amoxicillin, albuterol, and then wrote us a prescription for a inhaler adapter to use with the albuterol.

At which point Ane promptly freaked out.

The antibiotic she could cope with.  But the idea of sucking in a medication to breathe in had her absolutely, and stubbornly, upset.

“You have two choices, Ane,” I told her sternly.  “You can either take the medication and get well, or not take it and stay sick.  And then you can forget about going to any more birthday parties.”

She’s been invited to three birthday parties in the next few weeks, and naturally, two of them are at the exact same time.  ARGH!  But that’s another story.

Ane opted to take her meds and get better.

While we were waiting for the pharmacy at Top Foods in Woodinville to fill her prescription, we walked over to the OshKosh outlet store to buy her some more jeans.  That girl is murder on jeans.  Naturally, their inventory is all spring/summer based at the moment (I pointed this out to the girl working there and she commented wryly that if OshKosh looked at Seattle weather trends, they wouldn’t be filling the store with shorts and tank tops in April), but they do have jeans.  While we were shopping, all I was hearing was “I don’t WANT to have an inhaler.  Mooomm, WHY did the doctor have to give me that?  Why can’t I just have NORMAL medicine?”

Non.  Stop.

By the time we left the store, I was the one breathing deeply.

The pharmacist was more than happy to walk us through the use of the adapter, and after we got it all shook up and primed, Ane took her first puff through the adapter’s mouthpiece.  Breathe in, breathe out.  Inhale slowly, exhale.  Wash, rinse, repeat.

After the first puff was complete and we waited a full minute before the second puff, Ane smiled sheepishly at me.  “Hey, that was easy!  I didn’t need to worry about that at all!”

I should really start carrying something hard and metal to chew on for moments like those.

4 Responses to “Inhale Slowly”

  1. Ressis
    April 5th, 2011 04:51

    Does her inhaler adapter have teddy bears on it too? And remind Ane that she’s fortunate that she only has to use the inhaler while sick, Cowgirl always has to have one.

  2. Oddball
    April 5th, 2011 04:51

    Just remind Ane that Cowgirl has a full time inhaler, for her Asthma. Not to mention a Teddy Bear nebulizer, so it could be much worse.

  3. Aunt Lynda
    April 5th, 2011 07:27

    Tell her Aunt Lynda doesn’t get an adapter. Hope she is better soon.

  4. Cousin Shelley
    April 5th, 2011 09:18

    Derek has an inhaler, too & adapter…for times like when he goes camping at Uncle Jeff’s & the grass allergies are so bad it causes full blown asthma & he can’t breath. Now we keep one in the car just in case.