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
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.
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.
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.
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.