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Wheezing into 2013 - Support thread for parents of asthmatics

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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 Thu 27-Dec-12 08:03:12

How is everyone this morning?

alibobins Thu 27-Dec-12 08:08:32

It was a rough night but we have managed to stay at home. I'm just on hold to the gp's in the fight to get an appointment smile
Sirzy how is ds this morning?
Just managed to get an appointment for 9.10

Sirzy Thu 27-Dec-12 08:53:12

Got him a GP appointment at 10.30 listening to him this morning I think he needs another course of pred so will have to see if the GP agrees!

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Thu 27-Dec-12 09:19:14

Think we may be in the clear here. Woke up
A couple of times coughing but chest sounds ok. Fingers crossed the accompanying cold doesn't get any worse.

Hope u all get on ok at the drs

Sirzy Thu 27-Dec-12 10:56:19

Got a course of antibiotics for him, hopefully they do the trick!

alibobins Thu 27-Dec-12 10:58:45

The gp thinks ds2 has got the flu sad I've got to monitor fluid intake and see him again tonight if he gets any worse he will have to be admitted sad nothing they can do but to closely monitor him
Sirzy hope ds gets on okay

alibobins Thu 27-Dec-12 10:59:52

Sorry hopefully the antibiotics will help your ds

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Thu 27-Dec-12 10:59:58

Yay, he can start to feel better now. Hopefully no hospital x

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Thu 27-Dec-12 11:00:39

Oh ali sad

Sirzy Thu 27-Dec-12 11:05:59

Oh no Ali sad hope he is better soon x

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Sirzy Thu 27-Dec-12 11:17:08

I have always been told to spread the time before reducing the puffs.

I know what you mean about sleep, we got more when he was newborn than at the moment!

alibobins Thu 27-Dec-12 11:17:12

The worse thing is he missed his flu jab about 3 weeks ago cos he was too poorly hmm he's crying cos his legs and back hurt his eyes are all bloodshot and red he looks such a sorry state

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Thu 27-Dec-12 11:24:44

Oh ali that sounds awful sad

Sirzy Thu 27-Dec-12 11:30:17

Oh Ali what a shame sad

Is he taking enough fluids at the moment?

lollipoppi Thu 27-Dec-12 11:40:11

Ali hope your all ok, DS was due his flu jab this morn too which I've had to cancel for the 2nd time.
Community nurse has just left and although he Is still working very hard his O2 is at 95, she has reduced down to 8puffs and is coming back tomorrow x

Sirzy Thu 27-Dec-12 11:43:47

Thankfully DS managed to get his as soon as he was well enough I got it done.

Glad he is on the mend Lolli x

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Thu 27-Dec-12 11:51:59

Can I just ask all u guys who got the flu jabs for your dc if they had any adverse effects? Dd had the swine flu jab when she was three but was really ill a few days later and I didn't really want her having it on the first place but felt bullied into it by family and after she got so ill after I haven't bothered since.

I'm all honesty it might have just been a virus or it coulda been the jab I don't know but I think drs stuffed up with it anyway so don't even know if she was properly covered.

So, am
Interested in
Whether you all feel it was worth it or whether u regret getting the jab?

Sirzy Thu 27-Dec-12 11:54:28

Ds has had it the last 3 winters (he was just under 1 the first time he had it) and has had no issues with it thankfully

alibobins Thu 27-Dec-12 12:05:32

Sirzy he's taking sips at a time the doctor worked it out that the minimum amount is 50 mil and hour. It's ds1's birthday tomorrow so really don't want to end up in hospital.
He said to keep at 10 puffs 4 hourly to hopefully keep his chest stable he's already on antibiotics so he said to carry on with them and then it's just a case of keeping him comfortable

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Thu 27-Dec-12 12:09:23

ali whenever dd1 is full of cold ( I know flu is a hundred times worse though sad ) I try to get a few sips of lemon and ginger tea down her. It's slightly spicy so helps clear her sinuses and I sweeten with honey. Does help a little x really hope your ds feels better very soon what a rotten end to Xmas sad

alibobins Thu 27-Dec-12 12:16:55

Thanks I've sent dh out anything I will try anything to make him more comfortable

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Thu 27-Dec-12 12:26:13

Holland and barret also do like a vitamin liquid which is suitable from
Three. I used to give it to dd1. No idea if it helped or not but the thinking was it gave her body some intake of vitamins and minerals when she wasnt eating. I can't remember name. Something like floritex, began with an F anyway.

Sirzy Thu 27-Dec-12 12:50:24

I remember once when DS was in hopsital I was surrounded by every variety of juice and flavoured water we could buy - in the end we were chasing him around with 10ml syringes to get it in!

alibobins Thu 27-Dec-12 12:58:11

Sirzy that made me laugh
He's just lay on the sofa he doesn't even want cuddles hmm

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