DS cough sounds like choking
7dayslater · 04/12/2019 19:30
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I don't know if I'm just being overly anxious or not, hence I'm posting. DS 18 months has had a cold with a cough over the last 4-5 days. Earlier this afternoon DS sounded like he was choking. I quickly leaned him forwards and patted his back and then he vomited a bit. He immediately wriggled free to go play. DP reassured me that DS is fine, just coughing & lots of mucous etc (which I know can cause vomiting in small children).
Since then DS has been fine in himself but sometimes as he coughs it sounds as though he is choking or clearing his throat, it's hard to describe. It doesn't last long, or seem to affect him but each time it gives me a fright.
I'm after reassurance I think. I'm a worrier and have phoned 111 many times, I don't want to waste precious NHS time. Has anybody experienced similar?
Unicornhamster · 04/12/2019 19:36
Could it be croup? One of my twins had it a few weeks ago and he sounded like he was choking, it was much much worse in the evening. We called 111 the nurse could hear it over the phone and sent us to A&E, they gave him some steroids and we were home a few hours later.
ChaiNashta · 04/12/2019 19:40
Maybe just call 111 or see your out of hours GP to listen to his chest just in case. My LO started off like this and now we're in hospital as it's turned out to be bronchiolitis which the doctor said is a very common virus for under 2's at this time of the year.
Sleepdeprivationistorture · 04/12/2019 20:05
My 13month old is exactly the same tonight! I put her to bed an hour ago and she’s already woken up coughing/choking three times already!
It’s so hard because there’s not much you can do to help, I find running the shower really hot and sitting next to it with dd to steam her helps to loosen the mucus!
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