I would like to hear your thoughts and advice if I should buy a nebuliser and how you have discussed with your GP's in the past.
My son is nearly 3 and started having wheezy attacks from about 8 months - very scary and worrying, but we handled it with Salbutmol inhaler and Atrovent inhaler when he needed it. Normally only every 5/6 weeks after a change in the weather, trip to London, pets etc.
This week we got admitted to hospital for the first time and he had the nebuliser every 2 hours for about 10 hours to settle everything down. We were discharged yesterday and now just taking the inhalers every 4 hours (6/10 puffs), should be cutting this down after tonights dose. Just to add here - he hates the inhalers, we have to hold him tight to give which I know is not ideal !
My sister-in-law has a Son with asthma and has a Nebuliser at home, with Salbutmol (for the Neb) too. They bought it privatley and the Doctor percribed the medicine.
Having had to be admitted this week has made me think about getting one and raising it with the doctor, we're seeing him on Monday. It's not that I want to have it to use all the time, but now I know Adam's asthma well I think it will save time and stress of hospital visits. We did have a trip to A&E about 6 weeks ago but were not admitted. Previously he has only had the nebuliser over one weekend (via the out of hours doctor) - again, stressful and worrying waiting around for people etc.. We had to wait over an hour to see the Doctor on Monday, although once he was seen they were amazing.
Would appreciate your thoughts and experiences on this.
Thanks in advance !