Maddi caught her first cold when she was 2 weeks old and Sean was in the hospital. Oddly, she never really got better. She was on an antibiotic and her sinus infection went away, but she has always had this lingering cough. The last few nights, its gotten pretty bad. She wakes her self up coughing uncontrollably every 30 minutes or so, and coughs until her lips turn blue and she throws up.... ummm...scary doesn't begin to describe the panic I feel when she has these little episodes. Well, I started listening to her breathing a little closer, and sure enough, she had the same wheezing, rattling sound at the end of each breath that Drew has during his asthma attacks. I took her to the doctor and all though it is really rare to be diagnosed this young, he completely agreed with me. She's too young to use an inhaler so she has to take the albuterol in liquid form, but hopefully it will help. I had the hardest time getting anyone to listen to me when I thought Drew had asthma. I first noticed his when he was about six months old. It seemed like we went to a bazillion doctors and even the hospital a few times before anyone was willing to help us. His is now well controlled with daily medication, and he rarely has that terrifying I can't breath situation. The second time around though, the doc seemed to be a little more inclined to help... thank goodness! Of all of our combined human frailties, asthma is the one thing I hoped our children wouldn't inherit. I am usually able to keep my calm, but watching my babies struggling to breath can be so overwhelming. There is also such a since of shame in knowing that your child has a health issue related to your/your spouse's faulty DNA. I'm just glad that we finally know what's wrong because challenges somehow become a little less challenging when given a name.