This is the norm for him though oxygen isn’t a daily thing. That’s only when he’s just not getting relief with meds alone and this morning happened to be one of those times. This is the life of a kid with Chronic Lung Disease, the term given to him by his pulmonary specialist at Children’s Hospital which he says is the term used for “severe asthma that is not able to be managed or controlled”. It’s the only life my son has known since he was 5 months old and we’ve all adapted quite well. We have enough medications and medical equipment to run a small hospital around here, all of it going on vacation with us next week as well. This is also the reason we’ve never strayed too far from home when taking vacations as my son is petrified of being hospitalized somewhere else, like last summer. That’s okay with me. I don’t care if we have to stay in our backyard. Wherever we are, we always have fun and lots of laughter and to me, that’s the only thing that matters.