I'm not sure where to start really. My son, Sam had bronchiolitis when he was 7 months old, and ever since has a tendency to wheeze and ough badly, whenever he has a cold or is under the weather. These symptoms have increased in severity as he's got older, and he's now 3 currently taking antibiotics for a suspected chest infection alongside his usual preventer and reliever inhalers. About 3 weeks ago, we saw the practice nurse at our G.P. surgery, and she prescribed singulair granules - may make a difference, may not type of thing. That same week I was back and forth to the doctors who eventually sent him for a chest xray (he's never had a chest xray, even when he had bronchiolitis), and that showed changes which the doc put down to his asthma, and also showed signs of an infection. Antibiotics prescribed and given religiously, but now less than a month later, he's back on them.
I am sick with worry. I don't know whether he should be referred to a paediatrician, or whther we should ride this all out.Nobody has actually said he has asthma - they apparently can't diagnose because a child cannot do the usual measurements that adults can. They're just treating him as such, but we have no real monitoring. He's only seen by a doctor when he is ill, and I'm anxious that he isn't growing as he should, and I'm somehow seriously letting my boy down.
I'm in tears as I write this. I feel so helpless. Can anyone advise what to do, if anything. Thankyou,
Claire x x x x