Two years old and tenth visit to hospital

Have looked at this for first time tonight as I lay in my sons hospital bed with him and so pleased to finally realise we are not alone. My son has now had ten overnight hospital stays. Tonight is our second night of this episode. He just needs to have a slight cold for me to panic because I know now that means a trip to hospital with various methods of treatment. This time he had to have a chest X-ray (third one) steroids, nebs, oxygen, bloods taken etc etc. It breaks my heart every time to see him suffer. He is fab at having inhalers at home but for some reason, colds get him everytime. Hate that panic feeling on an evening when he goes to bed with a slight cough, only to wake up couple of hours later with laboured breathing. Goes downhill so quickly. Just wanted to write on here because dint feel other people understand the scariness of the situation and would love to hear fro

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  • hi

    sorry to hear bout ur lil one having to go through all that...

    it definitely can be so scary having to go through all the nebs, oxygen etc... not to mention the bloods + iv meds and the xrays etc... especially with him being so young :(

    ur right in that not enough people are aware of the scariness and seriousness of situations like this...

    its good ur lil one is good at taking inh at home :) especially when only aged two!! wow :) thats good, he learned quick and young.

    i hope ur stay in hospital isnt too long and he is home with you soon and making good recovery and that they are able to change his meds so that you can manage his symptoms more effectively at home and so you need less trips, if any, to hospital.

    x x x

  • You are definitely not alone in that feeling of dread. My 14yr old son has had asthma since about one (I have it too) and colds are his main trigger. My heart absolutely sinks when he says he's got a sore throat or I hear him starting to cough/sneeze because it heralds up to a week of bad nights, nebuliser on standby, visits to doctor and of course time off school.

    My son was diagnosed with allergic rhinitis 2 years ago and medication for that has helped. It is worth checking out the allergy side of your son's asthma if the doctors havent already. Also I give my son extra vits - Vit C and D, Sellenium (supposed to be good for immune system), general vit/mineral and Omega 3. I think it has helped but took a while to build up. I buy all vits from Boots - my sister in law who practises Homeopathy told me to avoid buying supermarket brand vits because they are not as good quality.

    I could say a lot more so feel free to send me a private message.

  • Sorry to hear you're going through this heartache.

    My daughter is 2 and had many admissions and is on so many meds now. I too have that sinking feeling when she gets a cold, and like angievere says, it heralds sleepless nights, Neva and often a hospital visit.

    Has your son open access to the ward? I found it v reassuring as I can phone for advice and they can either tell me what to do over the phone or tell me to come in. Often, she goes by ambulance as we live 40 mins from hospital and we've been advised not to attempt to drive her ourselves if she's going down.

    How is your son doing now? What treatment is he receiving? Is he under a resp consultant?

    Feel free to pm me anytime. When we as parents sit in hospital watching our children struggling it can leave you feeling isolated and lonely. That's where this site is a godsend.

    Take care, lots of love,

    Emily x

  • Sorry to hear you're going through this heartache.

    My daughter is 2 and had many admissions and is on so many meds now. I too have that sinking feeling when she gets a cold, and like angievere says, it heralds sleepless nights, Nebs and often a hospital visit.

    Has your son open access to the ward? I found it v reassuring as I can phone for advice and they can either tell me what to do over the phone or tell me to come in. Often, she goes by ambulance as we live 40 mins from hospital and we've been advised not to attempt to drive her ourselves if she's going down.

    How is your son doing now? What treatment is he receiving? Is he under a resp consultant?

    Feel free to pm me anytime. When we as parents sit in hospital watching our children struggling it can leave you feeling isolated and lonely. That's where this site is a godsend.

    Take care, lots of love,

    Emily x

  • THanks so much for taking time to reply. I asked for open access today but they said I had to ask consultant. Have always had out patients appointments with nurses to discuss his asthma but this time in hospital visit has had the outcome of follow up with a consultant in next couple of weeks. We are home now, thankfully. Just live on egg shells now till the next cold!!

    It's so good to hear from people in the same boat. Really grateful for replies and kind words

    Louise

  • Hi Louise

    Glad to hear you are home now, I hope you your little boy keeps well and you manages to avoid hospital for a while. My son is 6 now and his main trigger is a cold and I am on tender-hooks when he so much as sneezes because you know in your heart what is round the corner. This site is wonderful and it is reassuring to know you are not alone.

    Clare X

  • You are so not alone!. My son is 6 and I have had similar situations with him since birth, I really relate to the feeling of panic you describe, unless you have a child with asthma it is very difficult to understand all the emotions you go through when your child is unwell. I have had periods of being constantly on edge waiting for the next episode to occur.

    I hope your son is better son and please feel free to message me.

    Vicky

  • I also know that dreaded feeling!! How scarliy quick an episode occurs and how quickly they become so ill.

    I'm new to the site and relatively new to asthma although my 15 month old son hasn't been officially diganosed.

    Looking through this site has given me some comfort that we aren't alone and I hope it does the same for you.

    Emma x

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