Well, I got a taste of these feelings these past few days. Zachary has had a cold, which turned in to a cough, which turned into him struggling for air. We brought him to the urgent care on Thursday evening and the doctor right away gave him a steroid shot and started him on a breathing treatment. The smell of the treatment brought back all kinds of memories. I just wished I could take it all back on me rather than watch Zachie struggle. Thankfully the treatment helped and we were sent home with medicine. They didn't call it asthma, but rather a restricted airway due to the cold and cough. All the same, it looked and felt like it to me and chances are that Zach will have trouble with this in the future too.
A follow up trip to the doctor showed that Zach's lungs were still congested and they gave him two more treatments and we were sent home with a nebulizer to use over the weekend. Good news is that the combination of treatments and other medicines have started making him feel better. He'll have another follow up on Monday and hopefully he'll be completely better by then!
It's a hard thing being a parent. All the joys and sorrows are multiplied by 1000's when you are watching your own son or daughter!