I'm new to this forum and have been looking for somewhere to get help and advice. Our son is 2 years old and has lots of episodes of wheeziness sometimes managed by GP, us at home and hospital. It always seems to happen at weekend or in the middle night. I absolutely hate going into hospital with him as everything takes so long - before he is allowed to discharged he must go 4 hours between inhalers. I feel I have become a little complacent and was so desperate to get him out of hospital yesterday - one dr saying one thing and another saying something else. They kept moving the goal posts. A plus point this time is he is being referred on.
I'm just never sure when to take him in and if I took him in every time he needed inhalers before the 4 hours is up - there would defo been more admissions. I try my best to keep him home.
At what point should I take him to A&E? Should i buy a home oxygen monitor to give me some guidance?
Out of hospital last night at 10pm still wheezy today or is he just full of cold? What is normal respiratory rate?
Thanks for reading, hope it makes sense.