Just wanted to pop in to say hi, and share with you all...
My youngest, Riley, who's 6 has been diagnosed with asthma and a ""wheeze"" and has at the moment a slight chest infection, but is very well in himself!..Think me and my hubby are in a bit of shock, as for a long time Riley's had an annoying cough, through day and night - but only lasting for about a week at a time, every couple of months or so (this has prob gone on for at least a year :O( we feel bad we've missed it). Seriouosly it did not cross our minds that it could be asthma!!My experience of asthma is full on attacks with hospitalisation,my nephew had it badly as a baby - grew out of it by the age of 7ys. So i guess i just didn't know that it starts with a cough!(i do now!)He also has a kidney issues (mega-ureter),has glue ear(had grommets at 2yr's old removed 3yrs later,is now waiting for hearing aids to wear at school) and slight eczma..Yep it all makes sense now!) Our eldest has only been to the doctors once and he's 9!!!
Fortunatley, i've not long started a job in a GP's surgery taking blood and sending letters, some of which are for Asthma Annual Reviews!! and i casually mentioned it to the asthma nurse - from what i told her about Riley's symptoms, she said sounds just like asthma - so i took him the next day to the GP and sure enough he said he has a wheeze and a slight chest infection, it's odd because he seems so well - no temp or anything, really well in himself. I honestly don't think this would have been picked up if it wasn't for the asthma nurse saying what she said, i'm so glad i took him!..And the GP was great sorted things out straight away!Really can't thank them enough for their knowledge and care given to our son!GP said he may have to have a blue and a brown inhaler, we have to go back in 2 wks for a check up!
Well thanks for listening, any advice greatfully received as obviously VERY new to this!
from a slightly sad mummy