My 20 month old son was diagnosed with asthma after 12 months of endless coughs, colds and sickness. The sickenss occurs mainly after coughing, but occassionally without warning!!!!
We were fed up of being fobbed off by the GP, saying it was all part of growing up, teething and because of staring nursery. We demanded he be referred and the situation be investigated further. Before we managed to see the consultatnt he was admitted to hospital following coughing blood, he was then diagnosed with asthma after test on his immune sytem, cystic fibrosis test, TB checks and chest xrays. He has had 9 courses (in 12 months) of anti biotics to clear up infections (chest and ear) and also seen an ear, nose and throat consultant for his ear infections.
I am not convinced it is asthma. I have looked into acid reflux and the symptoms lend themselves more to that than asthma. His night coughing (and sickness) are on and off, not really coughing in the day.
Has anyone else experienced this kind of situation? Dispite all of this he is full of energy, is growing and gaining weight. As long as he is gaining weight and growing the doctors don't seem too concerned, but sickness for 12 months is surely not right!