Not sure what to do. DS is 14 weeks. Towards beginning of this week he started getting a cold. It's progressively gotten worse. Yesterday he started gasping for air, then vomited, then gasping again. I put him on boob and he calmed straight down and went to sleep. We then had two episodes of coughing so hard he was sick. I've got the humidifier on, olbas oil in humidifier, keeping him upright on me. Last night he did not sleep well with coughing and congested nose. The cough isn't barking but it worries me that he's coughing until he's sick. What should I be doing?
Ring NHS or go to A and E if you haven't already . If he is wheezing and struggling to feed and keep it down he needs attention. dd had bronchiolitis at about the same age and was really unwell, needed oxygen and close monitoring.
Not gasping for air, that happened once. Hesitant to call this late knowing it's very likely to be just a cold. If his breathing was strange I definitely would but it isn't. Just the cough and vomit (he just did a huge sick all over the bed) that's worrying me.
My Dd had a similar thing at that age and was given a ventolin inhaler to calm the cough so she can breath. She gets like it everytime she has a cold so worth going to the GP and seeing if they'll give you one. Once she's vomited her cough normally calms for a bit. For what it's worth she's now 5 and been given a brown preventer inhaler, they think she may have cough aggravent asthma brought on by cold weather and colds.
Ah, glad he is ok. Bronchiolitis can be nasty so it's good you got it checked out and treatment started quickly.
I had 8 years of middle of the night emergency trips to A&e for various chest related illnesses with ds so I know what that's like. Hopefully this is a one off for your little one and he shakes it off soon.