I just wanted to get this definition clear in my mind. When I was in A &E on Saturday the doctor who saw me had a flow sheet/protocol of what they do when they treated me. The title of this document was Asthma Exacerbation which I now know means asthma attack. I been in A &E twice in three days last November but that was after I manage to resolve my asthma attack with Ventolin. I had blood taken then and an ECQ. I was on prednisolone already at the time day 11/13.
Has anyone seen this protocol when being in A & E being treated for asthma. I was deem to be in the middle section as my peak flow was 60% of my best. So I was treated with steroid tablets and 3 lots of 10 puffs of Ventolin. Each one 30 mins apart then doing my peak flow after 5 mins of 10 puffs. Then when the doctor was happy with me he discharge me. Lastly end of the chart said I would be referred to respiratory (code on it was ICE) but I am ready under a consultant. (due to having two more before this one)
The reason that took me to A&E was my peak flow not going up even though I had had 3 (8-10 puffs) lots of Ventolin 1 hr and 2 hrs later and 1 hour later that morning. My peak flow had been this low for 2 days before this (I been treating it with Ventolin 4 hourly with just being very tired) but I think that's when I got to crisis point on Sunday morning. (I felt like I couldn't get enough oxygen to my brain) No breathless or coughing only the cough from my cold.
So what I trying to ask is has anyone had this experience like the one I had on Sunday?