Subscribing! Love to all you ladies! Please keep me in your prayers....I'm undergoing some testing for my thyroid. And please pray for Maggie, too....I'm at the end of my rope with her condition, and no closer to finding out if it's asthma, just allergies, a combination, or something totally different, and potentially more scary.
All I know is that she has had this horrendous cough for nearly a year now, and nothing seems to be helping. Last night she vomited twice from coughing so hard, and that was AFTER a breathing treatment. Her voice always sounds hoarse, and it is so hard to hear my sweet little 2 year-old girlie sounding like she has a pack-a-day habit!
Thankfully, her lungs sound clear right now. But that raises it's own set of mysteries and unanswered questions. I'm just so discouraged, and afraid that if we don't get some answers soon, there will be life-long damage.
The worst part is that dh seems oblivious. He doesn't seem to think it as big a deal as I think. He seems to think it's just a cough, a little cold (that's lasted for nearly a year???!) and I'm over reacting. I know he has stuff on his plate to deal with, but these are decisions that I can't make by myself, and he just keeps brushing it off. I keep wracking my brain for ways to appeal to him, and coming up short.
Coming up short. That's another issue....our medical ins. deductible is so high that any further testing is gonna really pinch us. I've already cancelled all but the basic blood test for myself, due to cost. I need to figure out what's going on with me, but I feel that her issue is more urgent. But oh, how it hurts to see those dollar signs and know that we simply can't afford the testing for her--and even if we could afford it, just the diagnostic stuff isn't going to help, so any sort of treatment would cost even more.
Last night I "slept" in the guest room, close to her, so I could monitor her coughing better, and so I'd know if she vomited again. She coughed her poor little heart out most the night, and ended each fit by just whimpering painfully for me to hold her.
It is seriously hurting my heart, and all I can do is pray that God will heal her, and lead us to the answer, and guide us to make wise decisions.