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First chest infection of winter :( Here we go again :(

(10 Posts)
alibobins Tue 21-Oct-08 20:19:57

Ds was really wheezy last night and off it this morning so I took him to gp who diagnosed a chest infection and he's on abs and steriodssad
Really thought this winter we would start to see an improvementsad

shelleylou Tue 21-Oct-08 20:34:08

awww i really feel for you my ds suffers with repetive chest infections too. think he had 6 within 2 months last year hoping its better this winter. How long has your ds suffered with them like this?

Lotster Tue 21-Oct-08 20:54:47

God, it's awful, my 2 year old suffered his first two winters too, waiting to see if he's over it this time...

My GP gave me a spacer and ventolin to use with him. Does it start with a noticable temperature? I ask cos after two lots of CI's I didn't want to keep giving him AB's. My GP suggested the third time she thought it was coming on (I'd taken him straight there when he went hot and quiet again) that I tried to fight it off before it took hold with Calpol/nurofen alternatively and it did work. It's all about getting it early though.

Does your boy get on with things, or does it make him really miserable? I think I'm lucky that mine did suffer too much mood wise... except when it joined up with an ear infection.

alibobins Tue 21-Oct-08 20:55:07

Since he was born really he's nearly 4 I know he is still young but his consultant seemed quite confident that we would see an improvement this wintersad

alibobins Tue 21-Oct-08 20:58:00

He is used to being chesty he has got quite severe asthma so unless he's really sruggling he'll get on with things.

omeNofthefleshes Tue 21-Oct-08 20:59:44

aww ali sorry to hear thissad
DD1 was diagnosed with our second chest infection of the 'winter' last week. I was also diagnosed with a chest infection but refused antibiotics due to being pg..hmm

Lotster Tue 21-Oct-08 21:01:49

Little soldier. Hope he's better soon.

EachPeachPearMum Tue 21-Oct-08 21:19:55

Commiserations- DD's annual season of ear infections began this weekend- culminating in a burst eardrum last night sad
I was just the same as a child too...

alibobins Tue 21-Oct-08 21:36:42

I had the ear thing when I was littlesad well still do hmm
But never had problems with my chest.
Ds has also started with throat probs recently two infections in 10 weeks one resulting in a stsy in hospitalsad

shelleylou Tue 21-Oct-08 22:34:34

poor thing having them that long and you too. Awful to see them like that. I thought ds was bad hes 2 in a few weeks time and has suffered with them since having bronchiolitis at 9weeks old. Keeping my fingers crossed for you ali that this is his only one this winter.

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