asthma

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Sun, 9 May 1999 22:38:25 -0400


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My son was born with asthma.  Our stint with homelessness made it worse! =
 I think it related to the fact, that we had no health insurance and =
stress from being homeless.  By the time I was able to get medical =
assistance for him it was well into the winter.  The local health center =
provided a free doctor visit and the shelter (thank god) provided =
funding for the inhaler until the medical assistance kicked in.

Since then, he has outgrown the condition. But, during a bad cold it can =
sometimes flare up. When he feels a cold coming on, he takes =
perventitive medication, which is covered by health insurance (cheer).

Of course this was like seven years ago, I think shelters no longer =
assist with medication (cringe).

Catalina




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My son was born with asthma.  = Our stint=20 with homelessness made it worse!  I think it related to the fact, = that we=20 had no health insurance and stress from being homeless.  By the = time I was=20 able to get medical assistance for him it was well into the = winter.  The=20 local health center provided a free doctor visit and the shelter (thank = god)=20 provided funding for the inhaler until the medical assistance kicked=20 in.
 
Since then, he has outgrown the = condition. But,=20 during a bad cold it can sometimes flare up. When he feels a cold coming = on, he=20 takes perventitive medication, which is covered by health insurance=20 (cheer).
 
Of course this was like seven years = ago, I think=20 shelters no longer assist with medication (cringe).
 
Catalina
 
 
 
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