After having the longest time (8weeks) without needing Pred and hospital in her life, Maddie has now had a cold the last couple of days.
We thought that with her new meds we'd get through it ok. However in the night, quite abruptly, we needed to call an ambulance due to her breathing problems. She wasn't wheezy but was short of breath, coughin and vommiting mucous and couldn't talk due to lack of breath. They were brill and settled her.
Today has been not great with her coughing continuously, short of breath, difficulty speaking and eating etc. So I took her to our surgery this pm and ended up with a locum who saw her. He listened to her chest and sd she was clear and fine!
Well I know her....and she's NOT! She's coughing A LOT. She can't walk far, is refusing food and her breathing sounds tight although still no wheeze.
What do I do? Do I do as he says and 'see how we go tonight'?
She's always wheezed in the past so I'm not used to this presentation!
Shall I just start her on her Pred?
Arghhhh! Being a parent to a child with Asthma is sooo v hard!