Hi all. I have just heard that my 4 year old granddaughter, Aimee. is back in hospital - this time with suspected pneumonia. She was perfectly healthy until June of this year, when she was hospitalised with a chest infection. Since then, she has been in hospital 7 times with breathing problems, the last time was just 2 weeks ago, when she was taken in by ambulance. I don't know all the meds she is on - although after every hospilisation, she seems to be given extra meds - the latest is montelukast. What I want to know, is how difficult it is to get children on the right medication to stablise their condition and prevent so many hospital stays? Is it trial and error and if so, how many more trips to hospital are there likely to be? I'm probably asking questions that no one has the answers to - but thought I'd give it a shot. My daughter has been told that Aimee is too young for allergy tests, but my thinking is that the trigger is more likely to be viral, anyway, as it seems to come on whenever she has a snuffle and escalates very quickly from there. Would there be any benefit in getting her a private consultaion with a respiratory consultant/ paediatrician? Any advice for a distraught grandma would be very welcome!!
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