Im new here and my 7 month old Son has asthma. Since he was about 5 days old he has been really wheezy, chesty and sometimes struggles to breath. The midwife and health visitor kept saying that it was just the muscus on his chest and it would go. Only it didnt. Anyway he was diagnoised with asthma when he was 4 months old. He see's the local asthma nurse every week and the hospital paediatrician every 2 weeks. He is on atrovent, pulmicort and ventolin inhalers.
These do help but dont make that much difference as within an hour of him having the ventolin inhaler (he has this as and when) he is back to how he was before I gave him it.
I hate giving him them but if it helps then ok but they dont seem to be helping much! Is it possible that he has something else wrong with him?
If he does not have asthma will these inhalers hurt him?
Its nearly half past 2 in the morning and he has been coughing since 8pm on and off. He has cold a little which is not helping but when he is coughing he is being sick. He sucks the skin under his ribs in when he is struggling to breath. I gave him a drink of water after he was sick and he was struggling that much to breath that he couldnt take the drink.
He is fast asleep now and has been for the last 15 minutes so Im gonna get my head down hopefully. I think that if he carrys on tho Im gonna take him to the hospital!
Sorry its such a long post!
Lisa and my Son Davy!
PS: My Son Davy is on
atrovent (ipratropium) 20mcg once 3 times a day
Pulmicort (budesonide) 50 mcg twice am once pm
Ventolin (salbutamol) 100mcg as and when required
Do these seem alot or normal?