My daughter is 3 years old and a brittle asthmatic - in the last 4 weeks we've needed 4 courses of pred and antibiotics!
We've also had 4 hospital stays - on our second to last discharge the Dr suggested not to give my daughter 4 hourly nebs and swap over to inhalers instead as these are proven to be more effective.
I continued at home the pred and antibiotics for the required days and followed the 'weening program' suggested by the Dr.
2 days after we'd finished doing what we were told she wasn't going even an hour between the salbutamol, resps of 52, very wheezy and sats of 89!!
Now when I give her a neb I can visually see it relaxing her breathing, slowing down and not wheezing so much but I'm not seeing this with the 10 puffs of her inhaler - anyway we've just been admitted again
Does anyone have any advice on this matter?
I'm a single parent (with no support system) with another daughter who is 6 and perfectly well and just finding it all too much now, I don't sleep as through the night it's either 3-4 hourly salbutamol and 6 hourly atrovent..........every night without fail she wakes just before midnight needing something to help her breath, takes me ages to settle her and then within an hour or so she needs something else.
As well as all of this I now have my elder daughters school reporting me to education board, as we have to rush to A&E at all sorts of time and sometimes she's just too tired to go to school - I have no family locally so it's just me and no one at the school seems to want to help.
She takes seretide 125mg 2x twice daily, montelukast 4mg, omeprazole, atrovent, salbutamol neb/inhal as needed
Gosh that seemed to be a bit of a moan too - apologies x