For Grati Tuesday I am thankful for Dr.’s and medical care. My daughter was recently diagnosed with asthma. I have posted about it several times already. She has shown no allergies but is sensitive to chemicals. I am now trying to incorporate more whole grains and healthy eating into our diet.
But what I am thankful for is the fact that the Dr.’s figured it out. It took about 6 months because she had some unusual symptoms. I am so thankful for the medical advances we have today and the help we have to deal with conditions like this. Yes, in general people take to much medicine and do not live a healthy lifestyle. But, when it comes to asthma that it not related to allergies there is not much you can do. Some people just have it and breathing is not an option, it is a necessity. So, I am very grateful to be living in this time in medicine. One hundred years ago people died from asthma, now we can maintain it and live a normal active life. That is what I am thankful for. I am thankful that my daughter is starting to act and play like a normal eight-year old again.
And for those of you who are interested, please read these posts here, here, and here about trying to eat healthier and the changes I have been making because of this diagnosis. I really do not want her or my son to stay on medicines long term. I hope they both can come to a point where they do not need them but in the mean time breathing is not an option. 🙂
For more post on gratitude see here.
And I was not trying to copy Laura’s post. I was planning on posting about this last week but did not have time to write about it. Thanks Laura for giving us a chance to stop and be grateful for the little and big things in life!