Mrs. Cason brings her 10-year-old child to the clinic stating my son “just isn’t breathing right, he doesn’t want to play, he just sits on my lap or lays on the couch, and this happens all the time.” Appearance of both mother and child is disheveled. The child’s wheezing can be heard across the room. When asked if her son is better at any certain time of the day the mother responds: “It’s like this all the time and has been for the past year, we just don’t come to the doctor because we don’t have any money.”
Mrs. Cason’s son was diagnosed of asthma.
- Discuss short and long term treatment options for this child, inhaled beta2-adrenergic agonists. Include rationale for your recommendations.
- What is your educational plan for the child?