Managing Jack’s Asthma, Quickly and Effectively
Generally speaking, the first child in the family is the one that provides the majority of the learning curves. We learn all about our parenting parameters, our own emotional and physical endurance, and even our patience levels. I became a parent 12 years ago and my oldest son continues to keep us on our toes with his physical health.
We moved to New York City just before Jack turned two years old. Just as the seasons were changing to winter, Jack developed what the doctors called Reactive Airway Disease. He would cough until he threw up all night and even during the day, it was absolutely terrifying until we received a diagnoses and treatment plan. We have learned over the years that so many different variables can cause Jack to experience an asthma attack, from environmental to stress and other physical triggers like illness and exposure to foods that he is allergic to. We have empowered ourselves and Jack to learn how to monitor and treat his symptoms early, before it becomes unmanageable.
Jack is an active child. As a 12 year old in middle school, he is constantly playing sports and running around with his friends and siblings. In order to manage his oxygen and asthma symptoms, Jack’s allergist has built a treatment regimen that includes albuterol before any exercise. The Phillips InnoSpire Go portable mesh nebulizer has been a wonderful, easy, accessible and effective way for Jack to administer his breathing treatment on his own before his activities.
The Phillips InnoSpire Go is a portable, battery operated nebulizer that is easy for Jack to bring with him to practice and school. It reduces treatment time by 25%* so medication can be delivered in as little as 4 minutes**, Virtually silent, easy to clean, and has a built-in rechargeable battery delivers up to 30 treatments (120 minutes of use) per charge. For our young adult, all of these features enable him to go about his busy life without fussing too much while around friends and going from one thing to the next.
As a parent, knowing that Jack is able to manage his own health and treatment plan with a device that is not only effective in a short amount of time, but one that allows Jack to go about his life without much of a hiccup. The Philips InnoSpire Go has allowed Jack his autonomy, while bringing me, his mother, peace of mind that his asthma is being managed and treated properly.
*Versus predecessor Aeroneb Go
** Using 2.5ml Salbutamol