Carter has been on Deflazacort for about 6 weeks now and doing well, we've definately seen increases in strength and stamina (I hate to jinx myself by typing this, but a lot of the moodiness seems to have leveled off as well. Yay!)
Carter has always been one to be constantly sick, especially in the winter, and it seems like he's getting his first bug of the season. He's slowly starting with congestion, but no fever yet (which is odd for him, he runs fevers usually before any symptoms start). We have a nebulizer and will be doing Xopenex treatments like we did in the past, but curious if I should proceed differently than we usually would now that he's on steroids?
I was hoping that the addition of the Deflaz. would help his congestion this time of year, but it appears that won't be the case this year at least. We've always just done the breathing treatments as needed and then bring him into the Ped. if we can't get his fever to break after 3 days. Luckily he's never had pneumonia, we did the RSV thing his first winter and croup twice though.
Did you guys change any of your regular 'sick routines' after the addtion of steroids? I've seen lots of mention in regards to stomach symptoms, but what about respiratory?
Thanks in advance for your experiences. I appreciate hearing from you guys who have much more experience with this stuff and it saves me from calling the Dr. more than I already do. ;)