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Nebulizer question

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by rantnnravin, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. atinkerbellmom

    atinkerbellmom DIS Veteran

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    I think for Asthmatics, to carry a neb machine is worth it; but I was replying to the OP who has used it due to a croup flare. Different than Asthma and occurs for different reasons.... "Your Seasonal Croupy" kid is different than a child with asthma or the children with chronic RSV.....;)
     
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  3. Windermere

    Windermere Cruisetoberfest I and II (in spirit). Love those

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    Check with your medical insurer. You may be able to get a prescription filled at any pharmacy and then send the claim in to you MEDICAL plan. Most prescription plans do not cover the machine because it is not medication but most medical plans will reimburse for what would be considered medical equipment.
     
  4. mnrhannah07

    mnrhannah07 1,287 miles from WDW

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    It is such a pain to carry but so reasurring to have..We brought ours with us last year for DS/3. He ended up needing it about half way through the trip, and they dont call his "asthma", they call it something else. He has had issues with his lungs all his life because he was born at 30 wks. All I know is, we dont leave home without it! Have a great trip!
     
  5. mnrhannah07

    mnrhannah07 1,287 miles from WDW

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    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
     
  6. Frye7127

    Frye7127 DIS Veteran

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    Take it! I take it everywhere and the one timeI didn't take it, which was on our last cruise, our boy woke with the croup. The care center was very nice and helpful, but i would have been better served having my own nebie and doing our routine myself.
     
  7. KTJ

    KTJ Earning My Ears

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    We were just discussing whether or not we wanted to bring my son's nebulizer. He's 8 and has reactive airway disease - hasn't needed the neb in months but we stayed in a hotel last night and he needed it today. Hotel air always does him in. This thread was very helpful - I think I'll ask the doctor if he would give him an inhaler for the trip. Otherwise I think I'm buying the travel nebulizer. Ours is very heavy.
    (I knew I'd find good information on these boards. . .)
     

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