I need some help my son is nearly three and has had a cough for the last three months, at first we thought it was just a chest infection so my wife took him to our doctor who prescribed antibiotics. The antibiotics didn't clear the cough so again my wife took him back to the doctors and again he gave us more antibiotics! This continued for about a month, until his breathing got so bad one night we had to take him to hospital where he was put on a nebulizer, after this his breathing improved. They told us they thought he had asthma and said to get an appointment at our doctors so he could be referred. We did this and once again our doctor gave him antibiotics and didn't refer him! The doctor just kept missing the point that throughout the last two months my sons cough had been so bad that he was coughing himself sick, this was happening about five in seven nights!
To me this was severe and I was starting to get very annoyed with our doctor, after what was another bad night we again had to take him to the hospital. This time the hospital was really helpful and gave us a prescription for an inhaler after putting him on the nebulizer and giving us some steroids. I took the day off work and took my son to the doctor he tried to fob me off but I wasn't having any of it. I told him I wanted him to refer my son to a specialist and the doctor had the cheek to get annoyed with me for asking him to refer my son! He tried to tell me that his cough would go away when it was ready!!!!!!!! He then went on to patronise me by telling me he knows how concerning it can be for parents to see your child sick, but yet he wasn't prepared to do anything to help my child. Anyway at last we have an appointment to see a specialist but it isn't until the 30th March, in the mean time does anyone have any good ideas on how to help with his coughing???????? Last night was a really bad night with him being sick twice, not only is that the problem but he also doesn't get a good nights sleep because of his coughing!