firstly to say, iv found advice & support on this forum fantastic, so thank you for previous replies to queries.
My DD is 14months, she was hospitalized in April with 1st asthma attack ( not yet fully diagnosed because of age), her oxygen levels were v.low/high white cell count etc so she was on houlry nebs,IV fluids,oxygen etc for a few days before being discharged.
Just two wks ago she was again admitted due to an attack ( Gp had given steroids at first sign of wheeze but had later to bring her to a&e ), again she was on houlry nebs which were then reduced to 4hrly. On being discharged we were given becotide& ventolin inhaler & also singular granules .Dr had said it was important she take the inhaler ( tru aero chamber) willingly, which she was fighting at the time so the granuels were used as a replacement for inhaler if she refused the chamber willingly.. in the meantime we'v been working on building up the time she will allow the chamber on her face.
So... i have a few issues i am looking for advice & opinions on..
a) she has been out of hospital from last episode for over 2wks but there has been a wheeze in her chest everyday since ( not so much a severe tightening wheeze but there nevertheless ) , she has had runny nose&eyes and also nighttime cough that is getting worse, were giving the granules every evening as well as giving the inhalers ( she is now taking the inhaler somewhat ie.not for 5 full breaths but were nearly there ) ...... do episodes usually last this long? should i be bringing her back to Gp ? we have appt with consultant on June 3rd, but surely i cant leave her like this until then? im 37wks pregnant also so was hoping to have her asthma meds well & truly sorted before baby's arrival
b) since her discharge, she was initally herself for first 4days but since then has been crying, upset & sad everyday since, she really is not herself & is cryin in her sleep several times a night ( something that has never happened before) ... i know singulair is being investigated to being linked to behaviour changes& suicidal thoughts and im now worried there's a link....anyone with experience?
c) and finally i wondered if many of ye have had kids who have also been tested for CF ( as dd was also hospitalized with digestive problems in Jan ) so am somewhat paranoid.
thanks for taking the time to read this post & apologies for the length !