Ive just crept down the stairs after hovering over my 3yr olds bed, listening to his raspy breathing, as I do most nights and have done for the past 2 years. Weve had the scary trips to A&E and the hospital stays to boot. We all caught a nasty respiratory type of flu over Christmas and Jacks never really recovered. He coughs all the time, especially at night and after being on Prednisolone 3 times this year, weve now been told to give 4 puffs of brown inhaler day and night and give 2 puffs of Ventonlin no more than every 4 hours. Weve also started on the Singulair at night. This is to continue for the next 6 months.
Im feeling particulaly low about my little mans health right now. Summers starting and we hoped to take him fishing and walking and have family days out....but the cold truth is the minute he steps out the front door he is convulsed with violent coughing. He doubles over with it, crimson and wretching. People stop and stare. Its dreadful. I want him to be able to play with the friend he's making at nursury, but he cant keep up with them. Plus Im forever telling him to calm down and sit still. In a toy store recently I watched parents buying bikes and space hoppers for outdoor play and I was mulling over the jigsaws, as I wanted to try and keep him still.
The medicine drawer in his bedroom looks like Pete Docherty is in residence in there. Im losing confidence in my GP, despite him always getting us in for a checkup within an hour of calling. Ive taken some comfort from this forum, which I discovered this evening, but would love a repsonse from someones thats been there and bought the t-shirt.
After reading one posting on this site, Im going to persue a Paedeotricians view and ask for a referal. Has anyone else had good results from this?
Thanks to anyone taking to time to read this. It helps knowing youre not the only one living with this worrying condition. x