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Old 08-11-2011, 11:01 AM   #1
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Nebulizer question

I'm wondering if i should bring DD's nebulizer in the verrrrry off chance she has some sort of issue on the cruise. She has always had seasonal croup-y-ness, but her Dr. gave her her own nebulizer this past spring when she got a really bad upper-respiratory thing that lasted a month and they refused to give her meds for - and turned to "slight" pnuemonia
so my question is this: if i bring just the tubing and meds, would she be able to used a nebulizer in the ship's medical center (like i do for her for school)? Would they charge for that, do you think?
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Probably, they would make u see a nurse practitioner or MD. I being my own so I can do it when Ineed or want to on my schedule.
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How often does she use it now? If it's less than once a month, I'd leave it home. That is unless she is getting over an URI when you travel. You may want to ask your MD about using an MDI (inhaler). I don't know how old your DD is, but my DS has used one since he was 3. I've even seen them used on babies.
If you take her to the ship's medical center they are obliged to examine her and yes, you will be charged. But your insurance should reimberse you for a medical emergency.
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How often does she use it now? If it's less than once a month, I'd leave it home. That is unless she is getting over an URI when you travel. You may want to ask your MD about using an MDI (inhaler). I don't know how old your DD is, but my DS has used one since he was 3. I've even seen them used on babies.
If you take her to the ship's medical center they are obliged to examine her and yes, you will be charged. But your insurance should reimberse you for a medical emergency.
I would definately see about the inhaler route. Also for children (and adults like me who struggle to hold their breath) you can also have a SPACER which allows you to use an inhaler easily and breathing normally. I rarely have asthma attacks but was wheezy the first night of our cruise so was grateful I took my meds. At home I go months without needing it.
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:49 PM   #5
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My son (who just turned a year in July) had a number of bouts with RSV over the winter and spring and once it turned into pneumonia. Because of that, whenever he develops this certain cough we start the nebulizer treatments.

We traveled by air just before his birthday. He was fine when we left though he had recently gotten over back-to-back ear infections. Anyway, while we're on the plane he starts with this cough. The air was VERY dry and we wonder if that might have had something to do with it. When he was still coughing the next day I started looking up where I could get a nebulizer in the area (figuring I could just have my pedi call a prescription into a local pharmacy). His cough cleared up and we didn't end up needing the meds but so I don't have to go through that again (I was on land and knew I could get something if I needed it...at sea is something else) we'll be bringing his nebulizer with us on our cruise in September. It doesn't take up too much room and it's worth the peace of mind to us.
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:07 PM   #6
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We bring ours. I put it in the carry-on suitcase. It plugs in. I'd rather have it and not need it, than not have it and need it. We were in the ER with an asthma attack/couldn't breathe/eye swollen shut about 10 day before our list trip. I take a whole emergency pack
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I'm wondering if i should bring DD's nebulizer in the verrrrry off chance she has some sort of issue on the cruise. She has always had seasonal croup-y-ness, but her Dr. gave her her own nebulizer this past spring when she got a really bad upper-respiratory thing that lasted a month and they refused to give her meds for - and turned to "slight" pnuemonia
so my question is this: if i bring just the tubing and meds, would she be able to used a nebulizer in the ship's medical center (like i do for her for school)? Would they charge for that, do you think?
What kind of a nebulizer is this ? Our DD has infant asthma..and we took the nebulizer with us. We gave her the nebulizer in the room.
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If your nebulizer is portable enough I would bring it. DD has one and we usually bring it with us on long trips. Wouldn't you know the one time we didn't bring it was the time she needed it. I'm never going to make that mistake again.
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I have asthma. While at Vero Beach, Fla. I got an upper respiratory infection (started as a cold). I didn't have one with me. It was the most miserable trip. I actually ended up in the hospital when we got home.

I now carry an portable nebulizer with the liquid meds for the just in case scenarios. I still bring my inhalers. but when an attack happens, its always at the most inconvenient time. If you don't end up using it, it will have at least given you piece of mind. I say take it!
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:35 PM   #10
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yeah - that's why i'm like "should I? / shouldn't I?" on the one hand, it happens so rarely, it seems superfluous to take it. On the other hand, if she does happen to react to ocean air, or we get a windy/cool tropical storm, it might trigger it and if we don't have it, i'll be kicking myself. Portability wise, it comes in like a lunchbox sized carrier and weighs about 4 lbs
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I carry mine on the airplaine and mine weighs 3 or so lbs. No one ever counts that or the walker or wheelchair we travel with in carryons. I think of it this way, it is far more conveinient to carry my nebulizer on a trip that going to an embergancy room!!
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I'm wondering if i should bring DD's nebulizer in the verrrrry off chance she has some sort of issue on the cruise. She has always had seasonal croup-y-ness, but her Dr. gave her her own nebulizer this past spring when she got a really bad upper-respiratory thing that lasted a month and they refused to give her meds for - and turned to "slight" pnuemonia
so my question is this: if i bring just the tubing and meds, would she be able to used a nebulizer in the ship's medical center (like i do for her for school)? Would they charge for that, do you think?
Um I brought my son's nebulizer...and used it the first night in the cabin...but he did fine the whole week...my son had to use the nebulizer EVERYDAY since 3months...

I brought the nebulizer in my carryon..with all the meds.
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I will be taking my DD's. She is 3 1/2 but all ready diagnosed with Asthma. She does well during the summer, but needs treatment from fall till spring. We are planning a Jan cruise, so she will need her daily Pulmicort treatment. Plus her allergy meds. And I always have alb, just in case she is actually wheezing or coughing (like now )

How do you get a travel neb? I just have the one they gave us at urgent care when she was 11 months old. Does Ins cover it? I know her Dr would write me an RX to cover it. She is good about helping out.
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I just got a travel nebulizer. It is very small like 4"x5" approx. You can use any nebulizer aerosol pipe kit with it. It plugs into the wall or you can buy a battery for it also at an additional cost. Insurance covers it. You would pick it up at a durable medical supply company. I have mine packed for my DCL Med cruise in 2 days!!

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I will be taking my DD's. She is 3 1/2 but all ready diagnosed with Asthma. She does well during the summer, but needs treatment from fall till spring. We are planning a Jan cruise, so she will need her daily Pulmicort treatment. Plus her allergy meds. And I always have alb, just in case she is actually wheezing or coughing (like now )

How do you get a travel neb? I just have the one they gave us at urgent care when she was 11 months old. Does Ins cover it? I know her Dr would write me an RX to cover it. She is good about helping out.
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I will be taking my DD's. She is 3 1/2 but all ready diagnosed with Asthma. She does well during the summer, but needs treatment from fall till spring. We are planning a Jan cruise, so she will need her daily Pulmicort treatment. Plus her allergy meds. And I always have alb, just in case she is actually wheezing or coughing (like now )

How do you get a travel neb? I just have the one they gave us at urgent care when she was 11 months old. Does Ins cover it? I know her Dr would write me an RX to cover it. She is good about helping out.

Sounds like a day in the life of DS/3..Even down to daily pulicort treatments during cooler months! It seems like he can start to wheeze just stepping outside in the winter! But I have to say, his doctor wont label his as "asthma" because they say they cant call it that since he is still young. WHATEVER they call it, it just seems like asthma to me! lol
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