So I have been down all week with what I believe is the flu. It started on Tuesday and by Friday I could take it no longer and called the doctor to get an antibiotic. So today I'm still not feeling well and I decided to go use the twin's nebulizer and albuterol to help break up some the the chest congestion I've been enduring for the past four days. And then, the Funniest thing happened!!
I took the nebulizer into my bedroom. We live in a ranch home, my bedroom is at one end and the living room is in the middle section but kinda far away from my bedroom. I fill up the vile with the solution and get ready to sit back for a few minutes of quite time and inhale this solution into my lungs to get some relief. I turn on the machine AND I hear pitter patter pitter patter, little feet RUNNING in the direction of my bedroom. I'm confused and not sure what's going on??? Then both twins swing the door open, jump up on my bed and attack me to take away the nebulizer. I laughed so hard at them, they were so excited to hear that machine turn on and to take a few puffs of that mist. I honestly think they missed it. Every winter, they have terrible congestion. Many children with Down Syndrome have terrible congestion all winter long and my guys are part of that. Unfortunately for the boys they both have been diagnosed with asthma as well. We usually spend a lot of time with the nebulizer between the two of them, so much in fact that we have two machines here at the house. It has been quite some time since we've used one and I was seriously so amazed at their reaction. I would have thought that they would have ran the opposite direction, but NO this was a familiar sound to them and one that I think they realize brings them relief.
I am hoping this winter will be different from the rest and that we won't be needing this wonderful machine all that much, but from the reaction I got from Caleb and Isaac today I think they would miss it, not being able to wave the wand around and stick the wand into their mouth and blow out a puff of smoke. I can only hope that if we have to use this on them this winter I will get the same kind of excited reaction when its for real :)