Monday, July 27, 2009

The Joys of Respiratory Problems

Ok, so joys probably wasn't a good choice of words. But Samara is having terrible problems trying to breathe at night. And, as a result, I am having terrible problems getting enough sleep. Poor girl. It is so hard watching her struggle like that.

From what I have heard from other mums, their bubs have mostly had problems too, but it doesn't make it any easier. And there doesn't seem to be much literature out there about it either.

We are off to see the paed again tomorrow, so I am going to ask him for a sleep study for her.

We started at Woody Point Special School playgroup today. The teacher there asked me if she could hear ok. I had been a bit concerned lately cos she didn't seem to be responding as well as she used to. She also doesn't turn towards sounds/voices etc. I am wondering if she may have glue ear. I will ask about that tomorrow too.

Yesterday we had a combined housechurch celebration meeting out near one of Brissy's lakes. It was a lovely day, and so beautiful. A friend of ours came with a Shout Shout Elmo for Samara that she had found at a garage sale. I tell you, that made her day! You should have seen the grin on her face LOL.

Afterwards we went and had a look at a 6 bedroom house that is for rent. The owners are homeschoolers with 8 kids, so they know what it's like trying to find a house for a large family. We will probably take it, and it should be available in about 6-8 weeks time. So that's pretty exciting after being in 2.5 bedrooms for so long:)

Anyway, gotta go. Bubby wants a feed. Will try and get back sooner next time.


  1. Hi I am new too your site. The name of the post caught my attention as my son often has resp. issues to. I am not sure how bad it is are you using saline at night?

  2. Hi Sasha,
    Samara has been having Saline at night. Her paed has also just prescribed Rhinocort too. He is basically working on the theory that it may help, or it may not, but it's worth a try. In the meantime, he has put her on the waiting list for a sleep study. How is your son doing? I take it he uses saline? Have you had hospital visits because of it?