hello, this is all new to me, so I'll start from the begging. My son has been suffering from colds and toncilits and chest infections for about 2 yrs, was given a blue ventolin and a small spacer just over a year ago.
but in the last few months since starting play school he was just constantly I'll. Having to get medication antibiotics from the docs,
untill last Friday afternoon he began to cough a lot very chesty thought he had chest infection so too him to docs with oh a few hours he was seen and I was told he had toncilits, Okay got medication ( different due to him getting it so oftern ) he had a bad night ( so sleep in our bed) and was ok Saturday back in our bed Saturday night ( which is normal when he's poorly) we can keep a eye on him more then. BUT come 10pm Sunday I decided that's it we are going to A&E his breathing was fast, his speech was bitty could not talk with out getting out off breath, he had been asleep and now was awake unable to breath, (took older boy to a family's house) then went straight to hospital, was seen within half hour he was put on a nebuliser and given pink steroids, after a few hours he was very lively funny and a lil too awake apparently it was the pink streroids.
After he was seen by two paediatric doctors was told he had to stay over night as he was not breathing as good as he should be after him medication and nebuliser. I stayed with him husband went home.
Every 3 hours he had to have 10 puffs of ventolin. Which I offered to do due to me being his mum. Which was fine this happend 1am. 4 am 7am. I was doing them while he sleep putting spacer over his nose and mouth, spraying once counting to ten leaving it a minuet then repeating ten times. He was still chesty and breathing not great but he was so much better. Then from about lunch time on the Monday it went to 8 puffs every 4 hours. (he also was having a brown inhaler first thing in the morning called clenil. And one befour bed with the ventolin)
Got to see a doctor who we asked out right is this Asthma??? As no one had ever said about it due to him not being 4. To which he said yes and the age has gone back down to 2 for being diagnosed with asthma,
We ended up going home at 9pm Monday night with a few words or two with the doctors and nurses and ended up giving him ventolin 6puffs every 4hours. Which I was happy doing, was given a small piece off paper with
10 puffs every 3 hours
8 puffs every 3 hours
7 puffs every 3 hours
6 puffs every 4 hours
4 puffs every 4 hours
2puffs every 4hours.
But if I got to 6 puffs and thought he was getting bad then i should go back to 7 puffs ect but if I got back to 8 or 10 to go back to hospital or doctors.
I was also given a white pump called ATROVENT which I give once a day.
It's now Wednesday ( a week and 2 days after ) night he's better but have had to stop him running about and doing normal 3yr old things as he was getting puffed out. Called my GP who does not have a Astham nurse at the moment but got a docs appointment on Thursday this week that's over a week and 3 days after leaving hospital.
I had got down to the 6 puffers 4 hourly with the help off my clock on my phone, He's better but not 100% I would say about 85% as he's still got a strange cough sometimes dry and some times wet. He wakes at night coughing so i have to give him the pump early if needed i wont wait till the 4hour mark.... I am hoping thats write as i cant leave him like it. And it does work.
I Did not finish his antibiotics which he only had for 2 days. And was told he did not need them he don't have toncilits. The doctor I am seeing Thursday is actully worked in the child's ward a yr ago.
But what I am asking is
AM I DOING THIS WRITE... IS THERE ANYTHING ELES I CAN DO????? How do I know that the Astham is better or not and is the cough just normal or goes with the Astham.
Sorry if I wrote loads but hoping someone could help at all. Sorry it's like an essay for school.
Also just to mention due to him not being aloud to see a Astham nurse befour I have alway given him medication without thinking.mit was only a few days after being home that we realised him being ill so much after him being better was probly us triggering it by giving him medication he should not have been aloud due to having asthma!!!!