Wife has had asthma for 4-5 years. She takes the blue pump and purple one and is usually pretty good. However, shes now 20 weeks pregnant and has been getting worse over the past two months (which apparently can happen with pregnancy).
To say the NHS have been clueless with this is the understatement of the century. Multiple visits to GP, referred to consultant who said he didnt need to see her, two trips to A&E, two trips to Medical Assessment Unit at hospital (sent by GP). One broken rib also due to coughing.
Each time clueless. No idea what to do because shes pregnant.
She did take prednisalone a few weeks ago (took for 14 days) and there was some improvement but a week after stopping it all came back. Apparently, you can't take it for too long if your pregnant.
Anyway, she was admitted yesterday and is currently on nebuliser. I still get the impression that they've got no idea at all what they're doing at the hospital.
Hopefully, a chest consultant will see her tomorrow, or failing that I've got a private appointment for monday for her. (Awful that its going to cost me money to pay for healthcare when the NHS that I've paid taxed for all my life can't cope!).
Anyone been in similar situation and know what the next step in treatment might be? Seems to be the only way to get anything done is to suggest it yourself....