Back in September Riley ended up in the ER because he was having trouble breathing. He did a round of antibiotics and a round of Prednisone and used an inhaler as needed. After a few days he was better. The doctors didn't really have an explanation for what had happened. All they would say is "maybe it's a one time thing". It had all started with a stuffy nose.
Friday, Riley started with a stuffy nose again. By Sunday afternoon he was wheezing.
I gave him his inhaler and it helped to clear him up. But, after a few hours he was wheezing again. He needed his inhaler about every four hours, including twice in the middle of the night.
I took him to the doctor today. He's on Prednisone again (oh, joy). The doctor said I can give the inhaler every 2 hours if needed (and I've had to do that a few times). And, that if I have to continue to give it every 2 hours that I need to call back and they'll put Riley in the hospital.
As I write this Riley is jumping up and down on his mattress in the living room. (We are doing our annual tradition of sleeping in the living room under the Christmas tree lights.) He is wheezing and coughing (he had his inhaler less than an hour ago). When I tell him to calm down so he can breathe better he tells me he's trying to bring his sugar down.
45 minutes ago it was 375. I've increased his basal 120% like last time he was on Prednisone. I'm hoping it will work.
I'm also hoping that this Prednisone does it's job and I can stop using the inhaler so often and then stop using it at all.
This time instead of "maybe it's just a one time thing" I heard, "maybe he'll grow out of it".
I hope he "grows out of it" before Christmas.