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3 yo chest infection moaning in sleep

(16 Posts)
whereareyousleep Thu 09-Feb-17 23:06:45

Hi would like some advice my 3 yo ds has a chest infection and is on amoxicillin and now also clarithromycin as no change on amoxicillin alone. Gp checked him over again today with sats 02 95% and 45-50 resp rate and pulse 120. He is sleeping now but is moaning lots on the out breath and seems to only be taking shallow breaths in. He can be roused. Do I need to be worried about this or is this normal?
Thanks

BootCampSucker Thu 09-Feb-17 23:14:57

I don't know I'm afraid, but bumping for you.

Inneedofaholiday2017 Sat 11-Feb-17 01:45:09

These sats seem ok to me

Inneedofaholiday2017 Sat 11-Feb-17 01:46:26

But if making a noise on exhale that's not good.
If you are worried take him to a dr - why take the risk of staying at home?

Itscurtainsforyou Sat 11-Feb-17 01:53:23

Yeah it's 111 from me. 95 sats are ok (I'm presuming no underlying health issues) but if breathing isn't right (which it sounds like it isn't), I'd want medical advice.

Itscurtainsforyou Sat 11-Feb-17 01:58:04

Meant to add. Last time I called 111 at night about my LO they sent an ambulance out to assess him. Ambulance took an age (not complaining, just stating fact) then they told me when they arrived that it was usual policy to take under-5s to hospital for assessment. So I'd actually have been quicker taking him myself.

So keep that in mind if you get to that point.

Itscurtainsforyou Sat 11-Feb-17 09:59:01

How's he doing today op?

thisagain Sat 11-Feb-17 10:00:51

I hope he's a bit better today.

Blinkyblink Sat 11-Feb-17 10:00:51

Back to the GP

My guess is his sats have fallen

Blinkyblink Sat 11-Feb-17 10:01:07

Oh hospital because weekend.

Blinkyblink Sat 11-Feb-17 10:02:23

I held phone up to my GP so they could hear my daughters breaghing.
They rang hospital. I drove there.
10 nights we were in. Double pneumonia.

Spongesecret008 Tue 14-Feb-17 14:08:45

I was reading your thread because my DS has a chest infection and is on clarithromycin, an inhaler and has steroids for three days. He does seem to be improving after the steroids. I hope your Ds is much better now.

whereareyousleep Tue 14-Feb-17 19:47:31

Thanks all I videoed him sleeping and showed the GP the next day and she said it was all down to the infection. He's improving but still very chesty when coughing and gets out of breath easily getting him to take the clarithromycin has been a nightmare it tastes foul.

Blinkyblink Tue 14-Feb-17 19:57:00

A gp friend told me to mix with abut of water and icing sugar

whereareyousleep Tue 14-Feb-17 20:36:38

Good idea thanks I will give that a try

Spongesecret008 Wed 15-Feb-17 14:58:27

Glad your Ds is improving. My DS has been taking the clarithromycin and inhaler for a week now and is much better. He just has a cough now. I think the clarithromycin would be worse with icing sugar and water, but you never know maybe it would make it better. It is disgusting.

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