Just as quickly as the terrible asthma flare started that is how quickly it is gone. Just in time for the allergist appointment last week Abby went from coughing so much she was blueish to being so close to fine it was almost funny. Thankfully the allergist understands how "dynamic" asthma can be so he relied on what I was reporting. The good thing is that both girls treatment plan worked. Meaning both of them were better within a few days. The bad thing is that both of their asthma is more serious than we originally thought. Until now neither of them had a true flare but now that they have they are considered to have moderate asthma instead of mild.
It doesn't change anything too huge. It just means when allergies are at their height we have to avoid the outdoors (which is a huge bummer)). When we do go outdoors the girls need to be bathed and changed as soon as we come in. We have to avoid terribly cold air. Also when they are flaring we have to limit their activity (ha!).
Thankfully they are well managed at this point and I know several people who have kids (including my nephew Will) where getting a handle on a flare can be a nightmare. So all in all I am thankful. I wish they didn't have asthma but if they do at least it isn't too bad.