Hi everyone, some of you may have read my post about taking so long to get my son, Leo (3yrs) to get a referral even after nearly two years of asthma attacks and three admissions to hospital.
WEll, he finally saw the asthma consultant on Friday last week who was really thorough and listened to all our concerns. He put him onto seretide and gave us direct ward access...little did we know that we would be using it so soon! He didn't tolerate Montelukast so he has suggested an alternative to this also,can't remember it's name though.
Leo finished a 7 day course of press last Wednesday but started coughing through the night again last night, needing hourly salbutamol and with rally laboured breathing so I took him to the ward at 2pm this afternoon and we are still here. He has had hourly news of salbutamol and atrioventricular as well as prednisolone and his SATs are still below 90 after 8 lots of nebs so they are now thinking of putting him on oxygen overnight
He is asleep at the moment, bless him, so I am writing this on my camp bed, watching his monitor like a hawk! It is a lonely place to be, and it was lovely when my husband and other on turned up earlier to see us, it really cheered Leo up.
No idea how the night will unfold...wish us luck!