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croup,asthma,vomiting, reflux..... anyone got a clue whats going with ds coz dr is clueless

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LargeLatte Mon 19-Oct-09 16:27:00

Afternoon all... warning do not read while eating...

DS2 is 2.5 yrs and been in and out of hospital whole life with ear infections, throat infections, croup and asthma - usually not able to distinguish between last 2 and drs generally have been labelling it as breathing problems without being specific.

He now has blue and brown puffers used regularly.

A week ago he had a d&v bug - it lasted 24 hours. A few days later he started to get a bit wheezy. Friday he vomited only liquid contents of his stomach smiled then picked up cheese on toast and contunued munching - def not d&v bug and not first time this has happened.
Saturday night we had to call an ambulance as out of nowhere he started choking, was floppy, unresponsive and in serious trouble. Paramedic gave him neb at home. Trip to hosital. Dr declared it croup and it had swollen his windpipe so he couldn't breath. Sent home yesterday as he was well. By evening his breathing worsened so he had 1.5ml dexamethansone given to us by hospital.

Today he seemed fine. But again threw up liquid contents of his stomach, then croupy cough has started again.

This has been happening about 4 times a year for 2 years with this pattern of coughing, emergency dashes to hospital and random vomiting. It is awful - cant take him anywhere because of random puking, but he's full of energy coz of steroids. Too scared to leave him with anyone in case they don't spot the respiratory distress in time.

GP has just shrugged collection of symptoms off as a virus and said he doesn't need antibiotics - which i hadn't asked for anyway.

Got paed appointment 25th november but would like to have a clue before i get there as don't want to be fobbed off with the 'hell grow out of it' or 'have you tried steaming his room'.

Answers on a postcard to 'fed up of cleaning up vomit, tired-on-sea, essex'.

MatNanPlus Mon 19-Oct-09 18:46:41

How is he physically height etc and doesn't sound virusy given the length of time it has been going on.

3littlefrogs Mon 19-Oct-09 18:53:30

Hiatus hernia?

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