Hi I am new tonight and am in desperate need of some advise and help for my 8 year old. To cut the story short she was diagnosed as an asthmatic quite early and has had years of inhalers etc, about 2 years ago our hospital consultant concluded after a chest x.ray, no wheezing and monitoring she didn't have asthma and to stop all meds (Ventolin, Clenil and MOntelukast). During the winter months she gets quite poorly with a barking sounding cough, breathlessness, struggles to breath and the only thing that will get her better is Prednisolone, now my GP said he wants her on inhalers and disagrees with the hospital. Again hospital say as she never wheezes just coughs she doesn't meet the asthma diagnosis.
Now since Sunday she has been bad with 'the cough' she will continue until she is sick and sounds and looks awful, puffy black eyes, sounds like something is stuck in her throat, no sleep as I find she's worse at night, being pulled out of school lessons and assemblies due to excess coughing.. she also drinks gallons of juice/water a day. I took her to the doctors last night who said she has an infection prescribed Prednisolone for 6 days and said she must take her inhalers.
I have tried to contact the hospital today but as yet no reply. I am at my wits end, people say it sounds like whooping cough and she's even asked me if she's going to die as it hurts. I have just taken 5 sound recordings on my phone in the last 7minutes of her coughing. My other issue is as she's not defined as an asthmatic the school wont keep inhalers for her.
Can anyone help please