My 7 year old son has had asthma since he was 3 - he was triggered off at first by cat fur - although nobody really believed us until it happend 3-4 times.
Anyway his last attack was in July 2008 - he hasn't needed an admittance to hospital....until last thursday.
He got quite poorly when he was in hospital, got himself a bed in PICU and was on IV Salbutamol as well as hourly nebulisers and Pred
On Saturday he picked up and by Saturday evening the cannula was out and he was sat up and ready to go back to the general ward - he carried on picking up, the doctor couldn't see no recession, no tug no nothing anymore, and couldnt hear no wheeze, so she discharged him
48 hours later - hes back to coughing - i've carried on with the blue inhaler as they told me 10 puffs every 4 hours - but earlier today that stopped the coughing for a bit, but now its not and hes coughing quite regularly and hard.
I rang NHS direct in the early hours of the morning and they got me an appointment at the walk in centre...the nurse checked him out, his oxygen level was 95% so he said that didnt concern him, he said he couldn't hear a wheeze and could see slight recession, but just to carry on as i was at home.
the hospital but on his discharge form that he had an ""Infective Asthma Excerbation"" does that mean hes got an infection? the nurse said hes probably got a viral infection this morning which is why he's coughing.
I dont really know what to do anymore, i keep taking him back and they keep telling me he's fine, oxygen levels are fine at 95% and they cant see what im seeing....soon as im back home it starts so im wondering if theres a triggerin my house somewhere
im probably rambling but im sleep deprived because of doing his inhalers in the night.
this is not normal for us, he has been under control since July 2008 with just his Clenil Modulite.
What else can i do apart from go back to the hospital? my ex partner is demanding i take him back