Alex coughed all night. It wasn't a loud cough, but a dry, consistent one coming every few minutes. Darleen Scope knows that cough; she knows it can mean weeks in the hospital. So she gave her son a breathing treatment. She hooked a clear plastic mask with a purple rhino nose over Alex's face and turned on the nebulizer. Four hours later she gave him another treatment. But the medicine didn't work. Two-year-old... More >>>
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Gasping for air: When Alex gets sick, he gets really sick, says nurse Christine Lasserre, his case manager.