I am completely new to asthma and finding the whole experience a little overwhelming!
My son Ollie is 15 months old and has always wheezed with every cold or viral infection.
He had bronchiolitus when he was 3 months old and since then has been given Atrovent inhalers whenever he wheezes, which is very often. He is generally down at the doctors every couple of weeks during the cold weather.
Two and a half weeks ago his breathing got very, very bad. He was severely struggling and so we ended up in hospital where he was given Prednisolone, Atrovent, Salbutomal and Becotide.
He is still on the 3 inhalers but only had a 3 day course of prednisolone.
His breathing seemed to be getting better and better until yesterday when he had another attack of severe breathlessness. We ended up back down at the hospital where they upped his doses on his inhalers and sent us home.
No one has confirmed that it is asthma yet, although several doctors have used that word. And there is a strong family history of asthma, (Although neither me nor my other half have it)
This morning he came out in spots... and we have an appointment at the doctors again to get it confirmed, but I am fairly sure they look like chickenpox. (Niether of my children have had chickenpox before)
Should I be worried about complications, due to the prednisolone and inhalers. and is the wheezing and breathlessness likely to get worse?
I know these are things I can asked my doctor, but at our surgery you get a different doctor every visit so I have no idea if I'm going to get any help.
Any advice would be most appriciated as it is comforting to know that I'm not the only person going through things like this!