hello, im donna. I have a little girl Libby who is 1 year old. We have recently had our third visit to hospital with rapid breathing. I can never hear a wheeze yet when we get to hospital doctors can, using there instruments.
Libby was 8 1/2months when 1st admitted, then 10 1/2 months then 1 year.
All the samething, fast breathing.
she has blue inhaler for when needed and brown 2 times am and pm.
When the doctors talk to me they say viral wheeze yet i saw a letter to my doctor today clearly stating asthma for reason of admitting her.
I really am unsure if its one or the other.
My mother, 2 sisters and 2 of there kids have asthma. libby also has excema, her 3 year old brother has excema, worse than libby, but he has no breathing difficulties.
Is it asthma? is it a viral wheeze? or is she a ""fat happy wheezer"" (my nurse said 15 years ago thats what they called healthy size babies that wheeze....made me smile!)
Any clue? we see the consultant in feb saw her beginning of november.
does anybody else's child not wheeze till its too late? all three times there has been no wheeze till its too late and the rapid breathing with pulling in at chest.the blue inhaler then doesn't help so hospital and nebulizer it is.
althought the third time i went to energency doctor at 7pm coz i had a suspicion something was going on but he put it down to her temp as no wheeze. then at 4am we were sent to hospital. I want to be able to prevent this but dont know how?
Many thanks for listening to me waffle on.
Donna and libby x x