17 Dec '11, 7pm

Secondhand Smog: A Mom's Struggle via @Care2

By Rachael Lemire Murphy, Moms Clean Air Force Guest Blogger Raising two young children with asthma can only be described as a balancing act of epic proportions. There is no formula that tells us how long we as parents should wait to see if our child’s late night asthma attack will resolve with treatment at home or will become serious enough to require yet another sleepless night spent in the hospital emergency room. When we do choose the “wait it out route,” I almost always find myself second guessing my decision along with the reliability of my motherly instincts. Fortunately, we are one of the lucky families to have health insurance, so we are never without access to emergency care. Yet even with insurance, our co-pays add up quickly and often require our family to make sacrifices in other areas of our budget, particularly in the columns pertaining to savings and fun. W...

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