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Giving in and going to go to A&E - hand hold?

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ShaggingZumbaStylee Sun 07-Jul-13 18:15:34

Brittle asthmatic, breathing getting worse today, have had a cold and now have cough and stabbing pains in chest when breathe.

I really don't want to go. I do not want to be kept in. I want an atrovent neb and if that doesn't work then magnesium and I want to come home.

Have been pouring ventolin in to my home neb with limited effects I still feel suffocated.

Just grabbing some stuff incase I HAVE to stay - but would rther come home. Have spirometery test at different hospital tomorrow with respiritary consultant.

Got phone charger, tooth brush etc

monikar Sun 07-Jul-13 18:25:07

Oh dear, hope they can help you at A&E and then you will be able to come home. Good luck.


ShaggingZumbaStylee Sun 07-Jul-13 18:31:53

Friends coming to pick me up. It is too nice and sunny to be in hospital de la nhs

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inneedofrain Sun 07-Jul-13 19:42:07


Oh you poor thing, I know this doesn´t help but I have the same problem and a terrible history of admissions. Including ICU more often than I care to count.

If you have a home a neb, would your consultant not prescribe atrovent for you, aswell as the ventolin? Its worth asking

I have both ventolin (5ml) and atrovent at home. It was something my consultant was quite happy to do, so it may be worth asking?

I also have injectable medication for when things get really bad, but I do also contact my consultant prior to administering this type of medication. Its quite involved in so much as I have to have specilist equipment to be able to monitor pulse, blood ox etc. But it has made my condition and life much more stable

Since I have had both the atrovent (had this in combination with the ventolin for over 10 years) and the injectionable meds at home my admissions have dropped massively, only 3 in the last year and only 1 of those in ICU grin

Brittle Asthama STUCKs big time. Hope you get treated quickly but do ask re better self admisitered meds.

Hassled Sun 07-Jul-13 19:43:49

The best of luck - sounds hideous. You know you're doing the right thing.

gingeroots Sun 07-Jul-13 19:44:49

A hand and a big hug here .

Of course you don't want to go in ,I so feel for you .

What a cr**py ,horrible disease to have .

Hope you're soon home .

Apparently Mondays are worst day to go to A & E because of all the people who've held on through the weekend ,gone to GP on Monday and then had GP send them to A & E .

So you've done the right thing . Small comfort I'm sure .

ShaggingZumbaStylee Sun 07-Jul-13 21:59:03

Being kept in. Still sitting in a and e on monitors and drip. Had lots of nebs .chest X-ray and blood's. White cells quite raised bored as hell

ShaggingZumbaStylee Sun 07-Jul-13 22:00:12

Being kept in. Still sitting in a and e on monitors and drip. Had lots of nebs .chest X-ray and blood's. White cells quite raised bored as hell

QOD Sun 07-Jul-13 22:00:30


Pancakeflipper Sun 07-Jul-13 22:01:37

Glad you are being looked after. Sorry it's boring. No good games on your phone?

Can you over hear any decent conversations? That usually keeps me going in A&E.

BriefcaseOfFacts Sun 07-Jul-13 22:06:38

Are you roasting alive there, hospitals are so ruddy hot.

Shall I launch into platitudes about 'best place for you' etc or just go straight to, sorry to hear you have to stay, it's shit? Cos it is.

Hope you are home soon and feeling better.

<passes chilled pack of baby wipes for freshening purposes>

ShaggingZumbaStylee Mon 08-Jul-13 00:51:20

feel sorry for my bed neighbour! I have a noisy drip machine and am cough cough coughing although she should be glad my inhaled meds are being pushed through with oxygen and not a noisy nebuliser!

ShaggingZumbaStylee Mon 08-Jul-13 00:53:23

Pancake been playing candy brush!! But no life left!

Not much conversion in Ward now lady in next bed snoring! I apparently need to see the "medical" Dr's now I here tonight!! Not sure what line of Dr a and e one was if not medical!!

ShaggingZumbaStylee Mon 08-Jul-13 00:55:56

Sorry for short replies signal on phone keeps going so am not wanting to type a long one! Am lying upside down on bed! My drip seems to be on slowest ever setting!!! I need a pee but not peeing in commode!!

Woman in a and e next bed Did a huge shit literally a curtain away from me. Yuck

ShaggingZumbaStylee Mon 08-Jul-13 01:40:12

Dr just been and says be in for a few days! No Thanks!!

Pancakeflipper Mon 08-Jul-13 03:44:14

Eek - days????says the medical Dr ??? No fun.

Moved you yet to a ward?

spamm Mon 08-Jul-13 03:58:28

Hope you are ok and not too bored. I also hope you are asleep. It is late here and I am in the US. So it will be very early there.

Take care and I hope you get to go home very soon. I have no experience with asthma, but it sounds scary, so I am glad you chose to go to A&E.

ShaggingZumbaStylee Mon 08-Jul-13 05:14:27

Yes am in a Ward. Very noisy non specific one. Dr said she trying to get a bed on respiratory Ward at other hospital.

I want to go home tomorrow unless they going to give me something I don't have at home

Montybojangles Mon 08-Jul-13 05:56:49

They are giving you something you don't have at home- 24 hour nursing and medical care.

You took yourself to A&E because you realised you couldn't resolve the problem at home, at least wait for a review of your current treatment regime by the respiratory consultant on Monday. If that involves a transfer to another hospital then that what it involves. Going home before a review by a specialist is rather shortsighted.

I hope you are seen and sorted soon so you dont have to be in too long.

magso Mon 08-Jul-13 08:27:53

Hope you are feeling somewhat better this morning despite the noisy ward. I hope they can transfer you to a respiratory ward (or at least see a respiratory specialist) if you need to be kept in for a few days, although it can be noisy in the late evening with all the nebuliser pumps going. I guess you can't go home till you are getting better and off oxygen. Rest up while you can.

ShaggingZumbaStylee Mon 08-Jul-13 09:31:46

Been a change of plans by the professor here. Was stable over night on just nebs - no oxygen.

So am now going to be sent to the other hosp 10min away (which has the respiratory ward I may have been sent to) for the planned appointment I had and lung function tests

Meds plan is -

atrovent and ventolin nebs

Have seen one of the wonderful respiratory nurses and she OK'ed the plan and went over how to do/take everything and when to go back to Dr if needed.

If they agree with the meds these Drs have planned and look at all my history and feel I would be ok at home then I can go. If not they will admit to a ward in that hosp or back to original if no room.

gingeroots Mon 08-Jul-13 10:55:31

Fingers crossed that meds are agreed and that you're well enough to go home .
Monty I'm afraid that IME hospitals arent always synonymous with 24 hour nursing and medical care .

magso Mon 08-Jul-13 18:50:36

Good you have a plan and might be allowed home. (ginger I sadly agree) Hope you are soon breathing more easily.

Pancakeflipper Mon 08-Jul-13 21:07:41

How are you doing? Is it hospital bed or your own comfy pillows?

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