Last Monday we had Alex back in hospital again with his asthma. He recovered so well after his last serious attack in April we had thought we might have been lucky and hopefully see the back of it after stripping his bedroom of carpet and new anti-allergen bedding.
How very wrong!
He has been back on 10 puffs 4 hourly of salbutamol and 8 tabs of pred for 4 days (finished those thursday). During the time on Pred his cough was easing but now its the third day without them and again his cough is continuous again. His breathing is ok (no pulling in) and his PFR is 150 (usually 250).
He had his salbutamol at 2.45 and now half an hour later he is coughing continuously again. I don't know what else I can do for him now - when he was in on Monday they just gave him the 10 puffs and he calmed down and sent us off home, no nebs that time. And as his breathing is ok at the moment I'm a bit hesitant to take him in if all they do is give him the 10 puffs and observe for 4 hours again - I can do that myself at home.
We can see that there is a link between the two occasions he has had an attack because both times the weather has suddenly changed so I'm hoping his respiratory nurse will advise on some allergy tests when we see her on Tuesday.