At 7 months my twin boys were admitted to hospital with bronchiolitus for 6 days. They are now 19 months old and I have been taking them to the doctors/walk in centre's/A&E ever since this first incident with various coughs and wheezes. The smaller of the two has had a constant wheeze since the original hospital stay. I have expressed my concerns about asthma at every appointment especially as my dad/brother/uncle/grandfather and 3 cousins all have asthma but have always been pushed aside as a neurotic mother until last week that was!
Last week I was worried about him yet again and so took him to the walk in centre, they then called an ambulance and he was admitted to hospital - the official diagnosis was a Viral induced wheeze and evolving asthma. I was then told that we had been refered to the Asthma Nurse specialist who would come and visit us at home.
She hasn't contacted us yet but can anyone shed any light on the term 'evolving asthma'?
I am also getting slightly cheesed off with every tom/dick and harry telling me that he can't have asthma as they don't diagnose it till they are two!!!!
I am deseratley worried that our beloved dog could be making him worse and I am also concerned that his twin has it too.....infact if I'm honest I'm worried about everything!
On the upside since we have been using his inhalers the wheeze is still there but the coughing has stopped and we have had 4 full nights of sleep from him (needless to say his brother has woken each of these nights instead!!!)
Any reassurance tips, ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks in advance