About three weeks ago my 'almost' three year old Son had the start of a bad cold. He was snotty and obviously off colour. His breathing was very laboured during the night and the next day he was prescribed antibiotics by the Doctor. His symptoms disappeared over the next few days and he didn't suffer any more interrupted nights.
Yesterday he started to cough a bit and through the night his breathing was extremely laboured again. I took him back to a different Doctor and he was admitted to Hospital today. He was monitored all day and they have said it is possible he has Asthma but can't say for sure either way.
I have had Asthma since I was a baby and I am sure I would have noticed a wheezy chest before now and can't believe it can just 'appear' like this almost over night, especially as I am aware of the warning signs. I feel that - somewhat understandably - they have made this diagnosis because of my history and because he has eczema.
His chest x-ray showed a small amount of infection and he has been given a low dosage of penicillin plus three days worth of steroids and a becotide inhaler. Initially, at the Doctor's surgery, he was given a very small blast of Ventolin through a nebuliser and he did appear a bit happier after this. However, when he was given the 'puffer' during the day today it didn't appear to make much difference and although you could see he was struggling a little breathing in and out at times you couldn't hear a wheeze.
Does anyone else think this could be linked to a cold going to his chest rather than Asthma or am I clasping at straws?
He constantly runs around like a mad thing and I have never heard a 'wheeze'. Now at home and in bed his breathing is a little laboured again but I cannot hear any wheezy'ness.
Any ideas or thoughts? I would be really pleased to hear anyone right now as my mind is racing! Thanks.