Hi haven't posted for quite a while, but wondered if any other parents have had similar experience. My daughter who is 11 is on 125 seretide x2 twice a day and singulair. She had a cold a couple of weeks ago which resulted in the inevitable problems with her asthma. She has recently (Dec) had her inhaled steroids doubled as she was needing frequent courses of pred and taking a long time to get better. This time has been very odd. She seems to have become increasingly unwell but quite slowly. She has never wheezed but usually coughs which she has not done at all this time. We went to docs as PF about 50% and started a 5 day course of pred which finishes tomorrow, she does not seem any better she is still needing and asking for (v.unusual) her ventolin frequently . Her PF goes up after the ventolin and then drops really quickly (6-8 puffs only lasts about 1-2hrs) and thn she wants more ventolin which I don't really want to give her??? She is saying her chest is very tight still and she doesn't think the pred has worked(a first) She is struggling when walking around but can talk ok and her sats are fine 98% She is taking lots of deep breaths not short shallow ones.I am taking her back to GP tomorrow but I know from talking to her that the next step is hospital, and from previous admissions I am not sure what the hosp will do as her sats are fine???? Am I missing something? Any suggestions/similar situations? Many thanks.
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