I brought Brandon to the doctor cos he has a cough and I wanted to try catch it before it got on his chest. The doctor checked him out and told me he had bronchitis. He asked me if we smoked around him and I told him that there is a strict ban on smoking in the house and that if we want a smoke we go outside. He then told me that even though we went out side to smoke the effect of smoking are still on our clothes so even though we don't smoke around Brandon we are still harming him with our clothes.I feel terrible. I just was to burst out in tears . I am now giving up and I know I can do it. I know I was so selfish for not giving up smoking during my pregnancy but I just didn't have the will power. This time will be different. I feel so guilty
Noone smokes around my children me and my partner dont smoke at all and my lil girl (17 n half months) has had bronchilitis 5/6 times.. hospitilised with it 3 times. and my LO of 6months has also had it twice and been sent upto childrens ward for assesment.. Don't feel so guilty some children are just more likely to get these things.. (IMO)
Both my youngest have terrible problems with their chest even on a good day they sound wheezy.
Don't blame yourself too much. I had bronchitis and I didn't smoke. I think the doc was trying to scare you into giving up.
Well done on trying to give up. I stopped smoking years ago and can't imagine doing it again, I'm such an anti-smoker now!
I think you have the best incentive to stop. One of the reasons I stopped was that I didn't want the kids to see me smoking and it really spurred me on.
Make sure the doc gives you all the help and support you need. I've heard the tablets work really well but I have to say all the people I know who stopped for good stopped using just sheer willpower. Good luck x
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