Today, this marathoner got the chance to run the original 100m Olympic race track. It reminded her why she loves running and, most importantly, why she is strictly an endurance runner 😅🏃🏻♀️💨 #albuterol
My sweet Koa is back from spending the night at the emergency vet. He decided to bite into my albuterol inhaler, which I had left in reach. After keeping an eye on him at home for an hour, his heart began racing and he was breathing deeply and rapidly. The vet told us his heart rate was quite high as was his bp. He needed meds for his heart, potassium, and fluids. Also that dark stuff on his ear is activated charcoal he swallowed to absorb anything that might still be in his digestive track. I had no idea this could be so serious! Please remember to keep all #medication away from your #pets I've learned a very scary and expensive lesson! #spoo#standardpoodle#seizuredog#seizurepoodle#seizurealertdog#asthma#albuterol#inhaler#dogsofinstagram#poodlesofinstagram
You think you know how to use your puffers properly? Think again...most asthmatics are still doing it wrong when I ask them to demonstrate it to me. So here's how to use it correctly. Don't be afraid of being wrong...let's get it right together!
1) Remove the cap from the mouthpiece, ensuring that the mouthpiece is free from dust and grit. 2) Hold the inhaler upright and give it a good shake 3) Breathe out gently.Tilt your head slightly back.Put the mouthpiece in your mouth, and close your lips around it. (Do not bite the mouthpiece). 4) Start to breathe in slowly and deeply through your mouth, and at the same time press down firmly on the canister to fire one puff of the medicine (use both hands if you cannot manage with one). 5) Continue to breathe in slowly and deeply. 6) Remove the inhaler from your mouth, continuing to hold your breath for about 5 seconds. 7) Breathe out gently through your nose. 8) Replace the cap. 10) If you need to take a second puff, wait about a minute before repeating steps 2-8.
There you go! I do hope you find this useful in upping your inhaler 'game'...your lungs will thank you for it.
Rolling out of bed with a respiratory infection like... give me that sweet sweet breathing treatment so that I can have the jitters, but be able to breathe and pretend to be a functioning adult. Bed head, and day old makeup included free of charge 😉