I am City Girl's husband and she posted at the beginning of the week about her Frustration of being bad with her asthma and not being able to get a bed on the chest ward.
Well please let this be a warning to you all - she got worse yesterday and started going blue around the lips, could hardly breath and had a serious attack. She was blue lighted in to A&E, straight to resus and after having extensive treatment she was exhausted with bad blood gases and unfortunately has ended up on a ventilator in the Intensive Care Unit. The consultant told me today that this should be a warning for all asthmatics NOT TO LEAVE THEIR SYMPTOMS AND ATTACKS TOO LONG before seeking medical help. He highlighted the fact (can't remember the figure) but people do die of asthma!
City Girl will be ok thank God this time, they are just resting her lungs and are hoping to wake her up and remove the ventilator tomorrow.
Believe me she will get a lecture and WARNING from her consultant and I just wanted to share this with you all!
PLEASE PLEASE SEEK URGENT MEDICAL HELP if your symptoms are deteriorating and not responding to standard treatment. Don't ignore the signs and dont be stubborn about going in sooner. Please don't leave it late as this is what has happened to my wife, next time she may not be so lucky BUT I assure you all when she wakes up in intensive care she will realise her mistake and stubbornness of next going in sooner.
PLEASE LET THIS BE A WARNING TO YOU ALL