my little fella has started having asthma symptoms again everyday. we went to the gp a few weeks ago, he said that as jake was under the care of alderhey he cannot change his meds but feels he needs to be on a longer lasting inhaler. he has stated that until we see the consultant again jake must be treated with short courses of steriods. he gave hima course and for a few days it really helped, then it started again, we are now up most nights between 2am and 4.30am with a really rattly chest, fast breathing , wheezes and what sounds like a whisp on exhaling. jake is waking and asking for inhaler as his chest feels funny. the inhaler takes roughly around 1 hour to help him settle although the wheeze does subside in about 15 mins.
this has been going on more over the last 9 days i have had him back the gp, this was a different doctor who gave him a good check over, she said that although his notes explain he has difficult to control asthma she would like to wait and see if he can get over this without any more steroids if i was happy. i agreed to give it a chance but i now feel he may need something to help. i can't get our hospital appointment any closer than the middle of next month would you go back and ask for another opinion or do you think i am being over anxious.
thanks for reading.
helen ( jakey's mum)