hey yer when we got to A&E he was seen straight away and 2hrs later to CAU then the next day on to the wards. Hopefully we won't have to go through this again so hopefully new docs will listen to me esp if he gets worse and before it comes to that
Harvey had bronchiltis when he was 18 months old,he was discharged after 3 days but readmitted 2 days later with 2 secondry infections.After that we were told his lungs had been damaged by the RSV.Since having it,he was getting wheezy every week or so,so the docs put him on a blue inhaler..after numerous visits to the doc they diagnosied him with asthma and gave him a brown preventor inhaler.
He had an asthma attack 5 weeks ago,it was the most scary experience of my life
When ever he gets a cough or cold,it goes straight to his chest.xx
That is the same with my two girls. Kelana was hospitalized in March of this year for a few days, with RSV and double pneumonia. Makena was hospitalized for over a week with RSV at 3 weeks old and nearly died. Both have permanent lung damage and Makena gets pneumonia at least once a year, without fail...who knows about Kelana as she is quite young still...but we will see.
I think I must of been extremely lucky to get a doctor that had a baby herself and also recognised the symptoms. Like everyone else Lucas wasn't 'officially' diagnosed with Asthma but he has had an inhaler since he was about 6 months old. He doesn't use the chamber anymore and to be honest he only needs his inhaler if he is poorly or has some hardcore exercise !!
You can always hear it on his chest even if he is just sat watching TV but he has never had a full on asthma attack although we have had some scary moments in the middle of the night before.
It also helped that as a baby when he had the doctors appointment the signs were very obvious, it would be hard to pass it off as something else. If Id taken him on a normal day they would of probably told me to go away !
His dad is also an asthma sufferer, Im not so its all totally new to me.
Just wanted a bit of advice. Ruby was given an inhaler last september when she was 6 months old for a 'happy wheeze' the GP could hear on her chest. Since then we have had numerous chest/ear/throat infections and now is very coughy at night. She has a green atrovent inhaler and a blue inhaler. The GP said only to give these inhalers if she got a ruttle on her chest but am i right in thinking she needs the preventer everyday?
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