Hi, I'm new here and a mummy to a two-year-old girl who has just been discharged from hdu following a very severe episode - high work of breathing that didn't respond to salbutamol nebs or oxygen on the mask. In the end she turned around slowly with the help of airvo and magnesium sulphate. She was diagnosed with unresolved pneumonia (she was in for it two weeks before) and potentially asthma. We now have a brown inhaler plus the blue ones which we are stepping down on this week.
The thing is, between illnesses (colds) she never wheezes or has any difficulties with breathing, she has no allergies and she's generally very healthy. It is just that colds etc go into her chest and give her a chest infection, which then seem to trigger an asthmatic response that requires salbutamol to calm down.
Has anyone else had a similar experience with their child? Her admission last week was terrifying and I'm just trying to piece together the picture in order to prevent it getting that bad again.
Thanks for listening.