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Suzanne and her asthma



Last Saturday Suzanne had a terrible asthma attack. There was a youth group activity at a compound a couple of miles away from Sahel Academy. They were going to play Capture the Flag, but Suzanne never got to play. Somebody was burning stuff on the compound and the smoke really got to her. It wasn't long before she was gasping for air. Chad Winsor raced her back to the dorm, speeding along as fast as he could, honking his horn, and running every red light.


She got started on her nebulizer right away. Usually she is over it within 24 - 48 hours, but this time it went on for days. To make a long story short, we finally decided on Friday to come down to Niamey to be with her. We felt like she probably needed some Mom and Dad encouragement.


She has been testing her breathing level with her peak flow meter and doing her nebulizer four times a day and has been put on Prednisone for 10 days. She seemed to turn a corner yesterday afternoon and is doing much better now.


A long time ago Daniel started calling her "Motor Mouth" whenever she would do her nebulizer, so here is our little Motor Mouth.
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