Hi there, I'm new here and I'm hoping to find people in the same boat. I have a three year old son called George, who suffered last year with a persistent cough throughout the winter period. he hospitised about 4 times and eventually got referred to a peditrican. Because of his age they can't diagnose asthma, yet he's got all the symptoms and on all the inhalers. The peditrican we saw did a number of tests, and was pretty adamant it was due to the fact when he had his immunisations as a baby they didn't have an effect on him so he put him forward to have all these done again and said we can only tell if it's worked by waiting till winter again to see If it comes back. Well it's winter again and it's back, and it's back worse than ever. Last night we had to call 999 as he was having what I would describe an asthma attack, the inhalers wasn't having an effect on him, and the steroid tables he was prescribed prior to this clearly aren't touching him. As soon as they put the oxygen on him he was absolutely fine,but tonight we are back to the coughing. All day he hasn't had 5 minutes break with no coughing and at night it gets worse. He can't sleep due to it, and normally ends up project vomiting from the amount of coughing he's doings. I'm at my absolute wits end, I feel helpless and exhausted and I dread to think how he actually feels. The doctors have said they will send a referral to a respiratory consultant, but luckily we have private health care so looking to get seen sooner as the NHS has a huge waiting list on this. I just don't know what else to do in these attack other than call 999, I spoke to the doctor earlier and said is there something at home I can be doing when he's having these attacks to help him but they just go round the question. There is nothing worse than seeing your 3 year old suffering to breath and coughing constantly..... ok so update, I had to stop writing this midway as he's had yet another attack and my husband has gone with him in the ambulance again whilst I stay with our 7 month old baby. I just feel completely helpless. Am I the only one out there with this because I feel like I am 😢
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