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Wheezing into 2013 - Support thread for parents of asthmatics

(841 Posts)
Sirzy Wed 26-Dec-12 14:19:15

As the old thread is filling up I thought I would get a new one started!

This thread is for anyone with a child with asthma, or asthma type symptoms. Between us we have to much experience of inhalers, nebulisers, steroids, sats and all things asthma!

Sirzy Tue 17-Jun-14 12:32:23

Hope the loratadine works and your DD is ok too

lollipoppi Tue 17-Jun-14 09:11:05

Appt went well, no change to meds but have put him on Loratadine for the hayfever, she could hear that he had a wheeze whilst we were there so back on inhalers.
She was also concerned about DD as she was coughing a lot during his appt so had a little listen to her chest, she is wheezing too hmm

lollipoppi Sun 15-Jun-14 21:00:14

That's good news Sirzy, not so good news about his chest tonight though hmm

DS has his appointment tomorrow, I'm going to ask for some allergy testing, I'm pretty sure he has hay fever, his eyes were streaming yesterday and was sneezing a lot too.
I'm pretty sure they won't change any of his meds at the moment, he does seem to be making an improvement with his asthma, and by improvement I mean he isn't in hospital once a month!

Sirzy Sun 15-Jun-14 20:38:36

Well consultant decided we needed to give the seretide longer which I agree with. He has given us a peakflow to try to monitor things more.

He is struggling agin tonight though. Coughing and complaining of a sore chest.

lollipoppi Thu 12-Jun-14 18:03:38

I hope the new meds make some improvement meme

mememe30 Thu 12-Jun-14 14:40:08

Thanks for the advice. We've been advised to go ahead and try. His asthma is very worrying at the moment

lollipoppi Thu 12-Jun-14 10:02:36

Good luck with your appt today Sirzy

Sirzy Tue 10-Jun-14 21:51:11

I was going to say exactly the same as lolli. I would phone your consultants secretary tomorrow and get him to make the decision.

lollipoppi Tue 10-Jun-14 21:49:42

Hi mememe
Your poor chap, sounds like he is having a tough time, and you must me too

personally I would be wary of anything of that level being prescribed by a GP, but that is me personally based on my experiences with my GP
can you call and speak to your consultant? Or leave an urgent message with their secretary for them to call you back?

My DS is in an unlicensed preventer for his age, and it's because they cannot ethically test the drug on a young child, but I trust my consultant as they are specialist in their field, a GP however is not.

I would call first thing tomorrow if you are worried about giving it to him

mememe30 Tue 10-Jun-14 20:26:11

Hi. Haven't posted here before but hoping someone on this thread can help me. My son has had asthma since a baby. His dad has quite severe asthma too. He's had a very tough time since start of year and in last 2 months, 3 trips to hospital and almost constant prednisolone. He's currently taking clenil modulate 100 and serevent twice a day and montelukast at night (and a lot of ventolin) but today has been given fostair inhaler to replace these. What I'm wondering is if anyone has any experience of this inhaler as it says not for anyone under 18. The dr says this just means it is not licensed yet but I'm still concerned. He's only 10 (and very small for his age). We have a consultant ant appointment in July but this has been done by gp.

Sirzy Tue 10-Jun-14 14:21:54

Im not sure lolli, neither seem to help him enough. Hoping the consultant has some magic answers!

Thats fantastic lol, hope you can keep him off it

lollipoppi Tue 10-Jun-14 14:05:59

Oh sirzy hmm sorry he is not well again, do you think it's since being back on seritide?

We finally managed to wean DS off ventolin after 6 weeks, the difference in him is unbelievable, he is always agitated and hyper when on pred and ventolin, normal service has been resumed ...... For now
We're seeing his consultant on Monday

Sirzy Tue 10-Jun-14 11:28:42

How is everyone doing?

Just out of a and e with DS and he has his second course of pred in 3 weeks now Thankfully at the consultnt on Thursday anway

Sirzy Thu 08-May-14 13:56:17

They have put him back on the seretide and go back in 4 weeks to see how we are doing then.

lollipoppi Tue 06-May-14 17:56:17

Good luck for Thursday, do you think they will change his meds again?

Sirzy Tue 06-May-14 17:05:57

Hope he is better soon Lolli

I have got DS an emergency appointment with his consultant on Thursday so fingers crossed we can get things under control again soon

lollipoppi Tue 06-May-14 08:08:09

Large, how's he doing? Did you get him checked?

DS still not good, it's really unusual for him not to recover after pred and Nebs, but still working hard and coughing

Sirzy Mon 05-May-14 21:51:44

I would proably get him checked Large

Lolli hope he is better now.

Argh haven't been on this thread for ages, thought dt2 had actually outgrown his problems for the last six months he's been on his brown inhaler 2 am and 2 pm and ventolin up to 10 puffs when he needed it, hardly ever.
He's had a cold cough for the last 5 days so been having the extra ventolin, no temp just croupey cough.
Unroll before bed tonight after his bath noticed him breathing fast, gave him his 2 brown and 10 blue his sats were 90, since being in bed they've dipped between 84 and 87, apart from breathing fast he looks ok he's fast asleep and shattered really don't know what to to let him sleep and see how he goes on? or dash him to out of hours?

lollipoppi Sun 04-May-14 20:54:40

Ilove how has he got on today? Hope he is doing ok

As predicted DS had a bad attack hmm one night in hosp on Nebs ect, were home now but he isn't doing great bless him

ilovemonstersInc Sun 04-May-14 10:21:40

I rang through to his conusltant who took over a week to get back to me. He has faxed the gp to say he needs the brow steroid clenil inhaler 1 puff morning and night and if now better then 2 puffs. If in 4 weeks hes still bad will see him in clinic soon if ok then before winter. Hes currently ill again with his chest. Gp didnt do prescription in time as they didn't receive fax in time. Hes currently on 6 puffs every 4 hours. As soon as his 4 hours are up he needs it again just wont stop coughing. Will get him checked if hes still like this tomorrow or if he gets worse.

How is everyones dc?

lollipoppi Thu 01-May-14 20:49:45

DS is normally a bit hyper for a while after pred, but I think it's also down to the ventolin as ventolin raises the heart rate. I would give school a head up, DS is at nursery and they have been warned this week to smile
It's a shame to think they might get into trouble when actually it's not something they can control

stottiecake Thu 01-May-14 19:59:04

Thanks Lollipoppi! That's reassuring to hear. Do you think they can have a delayed reaction as it was last week when he was having it? Although he has been having extra inhalers too. He has been off school with upset tummy (only one incidence on tuesday but school won't allow them in for 48hrs after) i'm thinking I will let his teacher know about the extra fidgeting - would hate for him to get told off as well. He can't sit still!

lollipoppi Thu 01-May-14 19:14:15

Hi stottie
Glad your little one is on the mend.
I think you have the pred to blame for this, it's a common side effect, my DS is like a loon when he has had pred, especially coupled with extra ventolin!
Don't worry it will pass soon and he will be back to normal (if there is such a thing smile)

stottiecake Thu 01-May-14 18:41:49

Hello everyone! I'm sorry to jump in without reading the thread but I could really do with some advice. My ds is 5.6 yo and has food allergies and asthma - pretty much apparent from the very beginning. He has been having a brown inhaler (50mg beclametazone) morning and night for 4 years and ventolin as and when. he has had a couple of hospital stays but not recently. Last week he started seeming to be short of breath and the following day he had 2 awful asthma attacks. He was prescribed antibiotics as the dr diagnosed a mild chest infection - and the pred' (can't remember entire name) dissolvable steroid tablets (we call it his pink drink!) He had the steroid for 3 days and seems almost completely better. This last couple of days he has been really fidgety, unable to sit still, flapping about, talking 10 to the dozen. I have been trying to work out if it's asthma or medication that's causing it. I flipping hate all this. It's such a worry. Please does anyone know or have any experience of side effects of steroids or asthma.meds? Thank you x

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