Sunday, April 6, 2008

Spring Soccer, MA style

Yesterday was the first game of spring soccer. Never mind that our first game was over 1 1/2 hours away (East Bum F*@k, MA), but it was CHILLY! I was disillusioned years ago when I signed my girls up for spring soccer. Weekends, sitting in the sun cheering on a soccer team. I must have been high when I thought that, because in reality, MA spring soccer is down right chilly and you're lucky if the field does not have snow or rain puddles on it. This was B playing yesterday.....

Notice hat, 2 layers under team shirt, and sweatpants over shorts. Brrrrr (along with a few sprinkles). But, there is some sign of hope and warmth in the picture. Can you spot it? Yup, that's right, beach chairs. I didn't even bring mine to the game because I couldn't put my hand on them minutes before we left. Must be somewhere in the basement, I'll have them for next week. I had to keep jumping up and down at this game anyway to make sure I had all my appendages still intact.

B has been coughing a lot while running and I took her to the Dr. Friday. She has been diagnosed with exercise induced asthma. Does anyone know anything about this? She is on Singulair and an inhaler before running. She does not like the taste of the inhaler and she doesn't think it works (she's only used it 2 times: yesterday's game and today's practice). I have to look more into it, but evidently it is pretty common. Anywho, if you have any knowledge, advice, spare wine you can send to me, please let me know. Oh and a great ending is that she scored the winning goal in yesterday's game!!!

7 comments:

Jules said...
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Jules said...

Love the outfits, but no mitts? And where's the extra long extension chord for the heater and the coffee pot? Just kidding.
Re: the asthma. My doctor explained it to me this way once (because I got asthma when I was pregnant);
Imagine a cup that is almost full. That represents a sensitive person's immune system. Now someone fills the cup up just a little bit more and it overflows. That is the pollen or grasses or whatever your little girl is allergic to. Although regularly, she is fine, the heavy breathing and the allergens cause her cup to overflow and voila! Asthma attack.
I don't blame her for not liking the taste. I used to HATE the taste of the bronchia-dilators, and the temporary shakes that followed. Ug.

PS. That was my delete above 'cause it's late at night and I forgot to spell check it the first time.

Melisa said...

I have ex-induced asthma on occasion (when I go nuts in aerobics class). It's really no big deal; she just needs to take the inhaler before exerting herself and she'll be fine. The Singulair is a maintenance thing to further assist in keeping her airways clearer. I'm with Jules: the temporary shakes can feel a little like an anxiety attack and that's not a good feeling, but she can get rid of that by doing some jumping jacks or moving in some other way, to get rid of some of that energy.

Sue said...

Thanks you guys, that info is very helpful! :)

Colleen said...

my hubby has sports-induced asthma. he takes singulair daily and can practically bury his face in a cat without any symptoms. He only uses his inhaler if he has any abnormal shortness of breath after exercising (which isn't often now that he's on singulair). Otherwise it doesn't seem to bother him much.

Caution said...

The winning goal?! We would take ANY goal here. My kids hate the shakes after the meds and hate the taste, too. But don't stop using them. The asthma drugs are literally life-savers. It will only take one bad attack after not using the meds for her to think it doesn't taste so bad after all.

KathyLikesPink said...

OH boy, spring soccer in Massachusetts. I am so glad my daughter gave that up! The last straw for her was a 9am game and it was 28*, four days later it was a 4pm game and it was 80*. Too cold, too hot, and never just right!

Now her sport is Field Hockey, in the fall.