hi this my first post here so hope iv put it in the right place. I'm getting a bit worried about ds2 he's just coming up to 3 and last October we finally got a diagnoses of asthma (I am asthmatic also) and some treatment. When he was 10 months old he started with feeding issues on days when he was wheezy & chesty this has lead to him being very underweight and no matter what food I give him he's just not gaining in 2 years he's put about 2lbs on and actually only weighs 6lbs more than my dd who is 6 months old. Around this time the night tune cough started and struggling to get over a cold he also started to go blue round the mouth when he is poorly or running around he was sent to paeds at about 15 months who checked his heart (luckily this was fine) but told me no way could it be asthma. anyway last October the night time cough started again with the cold weather and he was still going blue so back to gp who gave salbutamol to see how we went for 2weeks then after the 2weeks he was still up coughing and going blue so the gave him clenil 50 2 puffs twice a day and things started to improve. He has also been given an antihistamine over the summer as I noticed he was struggling more with the pollen and itchy eyes and nose was also told that at first sign of a cold he's to b seen by a gp as his inhalers don't seem effective and ends up having a lot of blue inhaler with little to no effect. I have also noticed that this week when he's running round his mouth is blue but now when I stop him he's very out of breath and is obviously working quite hard to breathe. I give him his blue inhaler and sit him down and this has so far done the trick. I should also mention that when we started the brown inhaler the blue mouth stopped. He's a little soldier bless him and just wants to keep up with his big brother (age4) so doesn't slow down when he's starting to struggle he doesn't complain (except for with the night time/cold weather cough but that's only when it's so bad hes being sick) he's starting preschool in a couple of weeks I know the staff as my oldest has just left but I'm just concerned about him soldiering on and not letting anyone know he's struggling. I'm also concerned as the weather is likely to change soon if anyone has any tips that might help him? He has a scarf for cold days and a v shape pillow to help him stay a bit upright at night and we have an air purifier also do the wet rag on the radiator but just in case I'm missing something. Also does is sound like we need to go to asthma nurse as he's started getting blue mouth and put of breath when running round? His weight dropped down the graph again this week health visitor is still weighing on Drs request but she wanted to leave it another month and weigh again before getting gp involved I'm not sure if I'm over reacting by thinking that by end of sept the weather will likely already be damp and cold and he's likely to end up catching something which will make his weight drop further?
Sorry if that's a bit long winded hope iv not waffled and u can understand it also I appologise as this prob sounds v trivial as I know some kids really struggle and have multiple hospital admissions I would just b v grateful of any advice. Tia x