Hello I'm new so sorry if I repeat on other subjects touched. OK My 20 mth old boys since July last year have had a persistant cough (worse at night as per usual). Within this time they have caught many bugs (as they do) and have had at least 4 bouts each of bronculitis the last 2 times our GP wanted hossie addmissions but we managed at home with steriod, Anti biotics and salbutimol (blue inhaler?) 10 puffs every 4 hours. We are awaiting chest xrays and have a consultant paediatrican appt this Thurs. The boys frequently (weekly) have intercostal breathing problems but we are getting better at telling now and step up the inhaler but I am gettin paranoid about being around people with colds because they get so ill when they catch them.
Gosh what I am trying to say is...yes there is a point to my rambling...what questions should we be asking the consultant and is it realistic/reasonable to hope for some preventative treatment? The steroid tabs make the boys hyper and aggressive (so out of character but at least their appeites return) and the ventolin only works in the early stages of their breathing difficulties...it doesn't stop the symptoms worsening though and we have had to give them so many antibiotics that I am starting to get twitchy about it. GP is very supportive.
Sorry long post but it seems a bit complicated to my tired twin mum brain lol.
Just a note..I know I can't get medical advise from these postings but what I would like is an idea of relevant questions so I don't waste the consultants time.