Hi everyone, I have just joined this forum a week ago so sorry for the rant below:-
I am so frustrated my brittle/severe asthma is really playing up. I have a cold, chest infection, am on antibiotics and my usual meds but tonight I'm really going downhill I am taking nebs every hour or so at the moment and am still struggling.
I seem to be in and out of hospital a lot and my consultant keeps saying I need to be in for at least 5 days of IV aminophyline and IV antibiotics which does help me but then after a few days of being off it I become worse again. I cannot live my life in hospital as I have kids, my husband is great but I can't be in hospital all the time.
I'm just very frustrated that I have this brittle asthma and looks like I'll be in again tomorrow. I have an appointment with my consultant in the morning but Im sure he will just admit me. However the problem is, there never seems to be beds on the chest ward, i get put on the bed managers list but never seem to get a bed, they all just say if your that bad then go to A&E (just to cover their backs) and then onto a general medical ward which I absolutely hate and to be honest it's putting me off going in. At least on the chest ward the nurses know me and is so much geared up for chest complaints! I
Aaagggghhhh sorry for the rant but I'm so frustrated - better get another neb now - it doesn't look like I'm going to get any sleep tonight
Fingers crossed when I see my consultant in the morning i may be a bit better and hopefully he won't insist on me being admitted.
Thanks for listiening to me all you understanding asthmatics XX