Monday, December 7, 2009

Nebulizer- The Experience

A nebulizer is a device used to administer medication to patient in the form of a mist inhaled into the lungs. It is commonly used in treating respiratory diseases.

Nebulizers accept their medicine in the form of a liquid solution, which is often loaded into the device upon use. Bronchodilators such as salbutamol (albuterol USAN) are often used. The reason they are inhaled instead of ingested is usually to target their effect to the respiratory tract, which speeds onset of action of the medicine and reduces side effects compared to other means of delivering these medicines.

Najihah had been treated by nebulizer for a few times. When she’s having flu, sometimes she would have phlegm and her chest would produce mild rattling sound. So when we bring her to the clinic, Doctor would suggest a ‘neb’ on her so that she could breathe easy. Not that Najihah has asthma and Doctor said we cannot diagnose Najihah with Asthma referring to only one episode but if it’s not treated it could lead to it. Nauzubillah…

This is picture of the liquid solution which then turns to mist to be inhaled by najihah

I never had a chance to take Najihah’s photo during the ‘nebulizing’ session because during this time she would be crying out loud, kicking and struggling to be free. Me and hubby would have to hold her tight... 1 vs. 2 and I’m telling you Najihah is quite strong when it comes to struggling. After that session the rattling sound would lessen and Najihah would have a good night sleep again.

The outcome of nebulizing trauma for Najihah- everytime she holds a cup, she would place it on her mouth and breath inside if she was in the nebulizing session. Amboi laaa.. masa betul-betul punya session bukan main melawan.. I'll upload a photo whenever i could snap one.


Lynn Nasir said...

syukur la muaz takyah lak sedut gas masa tgh selsema ni (walopun ada bunyi whizzing). tak teruk kot..

Mila_ibu najihah said...

lynn-Menurut kata Pead, nebulizer ni tak de side effect,tp if tak perlu better xpyh, kita pn xnak anak kita duk bgantung dgn neb's just to selesakan air pathaway kat lungs dia tu.

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