Maddie was diagnosed with Asthma at 7 months old. Her symptoms involved the typical wheeze on outbreath,nocturnal cough, sucking in of the chest, throat and stomach on breathing and low SATS. She also involuntarily chokes on practically nothing!
Her Asthma has remained severe ever since and shes now 22 months old. Shes had several hospital admissions and regularly sees her consultant and Asthma nurse. The consultant has her on the 'highest dose of inhalers possible for her age' and the nurse remarks each time we meet that she 'has no other patient like Maddie in that she's so brittle and severe yet so young'!
The last couple of months we have noticed not only her eyes get purple bags underneath as a kind of warning but now it seems that we can literally watch her face swell rapidly.
I was out with friends last month and we watched as her face literally swelled in front of our eyes. I went home and gave her usual dose of antihistamines which helped.
This week, it happened again and lasted a couple of days. Her face was so swollen that her eyes looked like little pits! She looked like she'd been for several rounds with Mike tyson!!
Im now wondering if in fact Maddie has some type of anaphylaxis??
My sister has the condition in which her tongue swells.
Does this sound like Maddie has something similar??
Has anyone got any experience of their children having any symptoms like this?
But then that wouldnt necessarily account for her nocturnal cough now would it!
Im so confused! Just want my little girl to be healthy and look healthy. Sher just looks pale with a purple tint around her eyes!