My gorgeous little girl was put on a maintenance dose of pred last month. It eased the daily symptoms she was getting of exercised induced asthma for example. Prior to this she could only walk 50m without becoming breathless. Since beig on daily pred she can walk further and sleep better without regular attacks. We thought things were sorted!!
Then two nights ago her symptoms returned with vengeance due to a cold. She is now on yet another high course of pred and antibs once again! (this happens approx every 4 weeks) I really thought we wouldn't face this regular attack thing since going on the maintenance pred!
Just want to know....what next?! What more can be done? She's only 2!! Can I ask for her to be referred on? She's under a resp cons at present who's fantastic I have to say. I don't want to offend her by asking for another opinion either! We live in the far tip of Cornwall so it's a long way to anywhere else!
I'm just sad as for the first time in her little life I thought we had control! Well, we did for a month! The longest ever! Now here we are with a simple cold and she can't do a thing without wheezing and struggling!
Ps: she's on daily pred, pulmicort nebs twice daily, montelukast, serevent, atrovent, ventolin, omeprazole, cetirizine and gaviscon. And now antibs and higher pred!