Melusine, swisspea, and 3wishes,
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question. I must admit we were in a bit of a desperate state. I am happy to report that the better half was easily able to rent the nebulizer machine from a place called Amavita at the Geneva Gare Cornvin. They required a 100 CHF deposit.
Swisspea to address your question about asthma and a mgmt. plan. The doc back in the US always said that Lil Dude had reactive airway disease vs. true asthma. It normally isn’t any sort of problem or issue EXCEPT for when he catches a cold that decides to linger for more than 48-72 hours because then it normally heads for his chest. This is why we have the nebulizer machine and a few different meds that we use to try and keep him comfortable and to keep things from going South fast.
With this bug the nebs didn’t provide him with the relief we expected.
Given how he seemed and how the bug didn’t appear to want to move on we finally took him to the doctor today. I will say I was very impressed
with the doc, the office staff, etc. I actually look forward to taking him back for his yearly check up to meet with the doc again and see what they have to say etc. BTW end diagnosis is that it’s just a really horrible virus that is making the rounds and Lil Dude is working his way hopefully toward the end of it.
Whatever this bug is that is going around though is a real nasty treat. I started to come down with a version of it except unlike Lil Dude I had a pretty good raging fever on and off for two days. It completely knocked me down and out! The better half was down for a day but doesn’t seem to have caught it nearly as bad as the two of us. Heck even the poor cat had some kind of crud that gave him a runny nose, poor appetite, and had him sleeping more than normal for 24 hours.
Melusine I hope your daughter has completely recovered and swisspea and 3wishes I hope you and your family and friends stay healthy. Again… a HUGE thanks! Merci beaucoup!!!!