Our daughter is 23 months and has been in and out of hospital with Bronchiolitis and viral wheeze since she was 11 months - usually she needs a couple of nights on oxygen before she’s sent home, we’ve been blue lighted in once.
She was in with pneumonia in early September, and has been ill again twice since (every three weeks), but we’ve managed to keep her out of hospital by using salbutamol at home (4-6 puffs every 4 hours) .
She’s been ill now for 8 days will a cough, fever and wheeze. She’s been on the salbutamol for all of this time, though we are trying to wean her off it so she’s only had it at morning and before bed since yesterday. She’s been given penicillin by the GP for a suspected chest infection and tonsillitis, we’re on day 4 but not noticed much improvement.
I’m concerned about her having this much salbutamol, it’s a long time a fairly high dose - but I can’t find any info about whether it’s ok. (We have a steroid inhaler but are waiting until she’s better to start it)
Also would really appreciate any advice about treatments. The asthma nurse wouldn’t take her on as she’s too young, but we can’t get a referral to any other specialists. Found a good post on here about private physio which we will try. Would consider seeing a private specialist but don’t know where to start. Know that she will just get sick a lot over the winter, but want to make sure we’re doing the right things.