Ellie's asthma is very mild, but when a chest cold gets in there, oy. She is hacking away and has been for the past hour or so (it's now 2:30am). The weather has been completely rotten the past few days (extremely hot and stuffy--the air just doesn't seem to move between all these hills), and there have been severe poor air quality alerts for asthma and allergy sufferers. On top of that, Papa brought home a nasty chest cold from work nearly two weeks ago. She didn't get it too badly, but try telling that to her poor chest at night.
Unable to sleep, I came down to look up info about air purifiers (as if that would really solve it) and found a link to the 10 worst cities for asthma sufferers on WebMD. Pittsburgh was #4.
On the list of 10 best cities, the top three were San Francisco, Seattle and Portland.
I think I have our solution!