My youngest son with Asthma aged 2 and half was admitted to hospital on Tuesday evening with a sudden attack.
He did not respond very well to 3 nebules of Salbutamol and some oxygen over the course of the evening and so he was put prednislone for 3 days and 10 puffs of salbutamol hourly and oxygen til the morning.
The next day he was down to 10 puffs 4 hourly. We came home once he was off oxygen and I could manage his treatment at home on 10 puffs 4 hourly.
We are now on day 6 and he is still having 10 puffs 6 hourly but the oral steriods were finished on thursday. I am concerned at how much medication I am giving him and will be at the doctors first thing in the morning.
He still seems to have a slight wheeze and some coughing and u can feel it in his ribs when u pick him up.
It is a little easier when a doc can listen to what is going on or his sats can be checked. After an exhausting week looking after the poor little one I start to get paraniod that he is not getting better quick enough.
been here before with his older brother but dont remember an episode with either of them that lasted this long on such high dose of inhalers.