If anybody has any tips on how to get a referral to a paediatrician I would be very grateful. My son was diagnosed at 11 months with asthma but we had absolutely no sign of it until he started school 18 months ago. Last year he was so poorly with this cough. The GP told us to only use brown inhaler if he was struggling and just 2 puffs of the blue twice a day. Unsurprisingly, it made no difference. It improved over spring, reoccurrence on holiday in the summer and then nothing until the cold snap just after New Year. We have now had a month of this chronic cough. We changed doctors in November and went to asthma clinic, where I was advised 2 pumps of the brown morning and night, and blue as needed. All good until a month ago... Took him to docs after a few bad nights and he was given a month's course of Montelukast. I have since spoken to Asthma UK who have said they're unsure that this was the right course of action. He did seem to pick up but Wednesday he struggled, Saturday was awful and we needed to see a doctor. They said his oxygen was 97% and there's no wheeze...
I believe my son has cough variant asthma so I know these things arent always relevant with this type of asthma. Heart rate was a 100, and the rare occasion he has tried peak flow he is fine. Also able to talk to doctors on Saturday without having shallow breaths.
Right now they think I'm a lunatic mother - how do I get my message across and get him the help he needs?
Sorry it's so long.