Cort first started experiencing asthma when he was 2 1/2. Since then, he's been on a variety of different daily preventative medicines, all of them causing disturbing side effects. We finally found one that he seems to tolerate, but it isn't 100% when it comes to preventing his asthma symptoms. While he had a bit of a remission for a while in the late summer, he has had more frequent days where he needs the nebulizer this fall. Luckily, whenever Cort is struggling with his asthma, Reid makes sure to take extra good care of him.
There are some things that as a Mom, you just can't fix, no matter how much your heart longs to make it better. I am thankful, though, to live in a time where we do have nebulizer machines in the home, where we can treat the asthma most of the time without having to rush to the ER. It isn't a cure for my sweet Cort, but I'm so thankful to have that machine when we need it. And I won't give up hope that Cort will outgrow the majority of his asthma symptoms as he gets older, just like I did as a child.
Readers, what is a modern technology that makes you thankful year-round?