Hi, just thought I would write a quick message to introduce me and my son. Nathan is 4yrs old and has chronic lung disease due to prematurity, which has been treated as asthma so far and has worked. Since Whit week, he has had a cough which has gradually got worse even though I have increased his salbutamol to 5 puffs twice a day. I took him to the docs about 2 weeks ago and even though all his glands where up and was told he probably had an infection, theyd id nothing but change his hayfever medicine. I took him back at the end of the week and the nurse practitioner gave him a 3 day course of steroids as he was getting breathless when running around but okay when not running, and he was coughing a lot more as well. He took these and was no better on Monday so I took him back to the doc who gave him some more steroids and antibiotics. He took them and was still no better, so went back to docs on Friday and he basically said that he couldn't do any more for him as the steroids hadn't worked and he would refer him to the respiratory pediatricians which we should hopefully here from soon. He did say that in the mean time if he became breathless when not excercising to take him straight to casualty. He is still the same now, his eyes look black underneath and he seems to be tired more than normal. if anyone has any ideas as to what I should do, then I would be grateful for it.
Sorry its long.