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Ever since Alethea was born people have always noticed her little wheeze. Well the last couple of days its got worse. She also has a very hard cough that mostly comes at night. She has had two restless nights now and thats really uncommon for her. I took her to the dr yesterday afternoon cause her wheeze was really worrying me. She sounded like she was out of breath like she had just ran a marathon. Well the dr said that both her lungs were spasming(sp). He said he didnt know whats causing it but i have to take her to a chest clinic and have chest xrays cause he said the most likely cause is asthma. He gave me ventolin to assist her breathing tonight. Well that didnt work. She woke up after sleeping for 15min and was screaming for 2hrs non stop. She has never been like that even when she was a baby. She was having a racing heart like 184bpm and she was vomiting. I think she was having a reaction to the ventolin. I was going to take her to the hospital cause it was so bad. Now shes finally asleep but her wheeze is so bad. I have no idea on what to do. How do i know when to take her to the hospital? Im so scared!!!:crying: Asthma is in both our families its a very strong line. She also had bronciolitis 3mths ago and the paed even said then thats she prone to getting asthma. How do you know when its getting too bad? Ive never experienced this in babies before so i have no idea! :no:
If you watch her stomach around her ribs you will see the indent when she breaths,if it sucks in alot and fast then its not good.Also if bubs is breathing mainly with her neck you will see it suck in also its not good.I would take her to hospital if this is happening and if you can hear her wheeze from across the room.If her lips get blue also this is a sign she is not getting enough oxegen.
This is just some of the things ds gets when he is having an attack hth.
Thanks for that! :hugs: Im so worried i cant sleep. Shes sleeping in the cot right beside me so i can watch her. Shes having such a restless sleep. :thumbsdown: Her nose is now blocked from all that crying she did earlier. :(
Her wheezing is quite loud. :yes: I dont want to wake her though. Shes had hardly any sleep over the last couple of days due to her breathing.
Thats ok hun,i know how frustrating it is,its not very nice knowing you cant really do much to make them feel better other than give them lots of hugs.
Hope lil miss A is feeling better today :hugs: :fingerscrossed:
You can msg me if you need any more advice.
If it gets any worse or seems she to be getting it often then i would get a referral for a breathing specialist.Ds sees one every three month atm and they are great they make sure their asthma is under control.
Again big :hugs:
When DS gets bad we run the shower on hot close all the doors and windows and sit in there by candle light. At its worst I have sat on the floor of the shower with it on warm to get the warmth into him. I have also found steamers to be a benefit with eucalptus in it. It helps break down the steam. Gentle massage across the back also helps break down the mucus on the lungs but usually we do that first thing in the morning so he has all day to bring it up before the night run starts again.
Personally I dont think much of the xrays at this stage. When we went to the specialist we found it was a game of wait and see with different drugs to see if it was reversable airways- meaning that his airways would open up with drugs.
All not much help now but something to for future reference. I also hevily recommend seeing a specialist or at least a paed who deal with these things more regularly.
Hello I'm sorry to read about your little one being so ill, that is never a nice experience.
I wanted to suggest that you look into a possible intolerance to additives/preservatives in foods as i have worked in alternate health for that past 5 years and I know that it is very well know within the holistic health community that these are factors that cause asthma.
My DP had very bad Asthma and was on ventolin constantly every day.
He saw a chiropractor and an acupuncturist and within 6months he was only using the ventolin once a week and now 5 years on has removed tomato sauce and cheese (crappy/fake brands) from his diet (these are just a few of the changes he has made) we as a family still see a specialized Sacro Occipital Chiropractor and he is trained in paediatrics too once a month unless we are unwell. DP doesn't required any ventolin unless he eats the wrong foods or has not kept his adjusts up.
My DS has never had this and there is a very strong family history from DP's side, though the Chiropractic has made such a difference that if I had not seen it for myself I wouldn't have believed it.
You sounded like you wanted hope for another option for your daughter, so I wanted to pass on what I know.
Hear is the link for some research to back up what I'm saying I just hope the mods don't mind as it is attached to a business though as I don't work for him and I don't have the time to find more info I hope this will be ok.
Sending you a big hug and strength as you and your family try to deal with this very challenging time in your life.
Thanks everyone for your input and advice! :hugs: Well we spent a total of 6 hrs going back and forth to drs today.:banghead: She had an xray which showed a haze on her chest and her bronchial tube was inflammed. They arent certain what it is but they said it should clear up by itself. They said if she gets worse to take her to the hospital. They said they cant diagnose if its asthma yet!! :confused:
My paed said they can't diagnose asthma before the age of two,they say that sometimes the lungs are just not mature enough before then therfore they get sick easier and that makes it harder to diagnose.
If there is a history of asthma in the family ie you and your dh have or had it then there is a higher risk of your dd having it and it is most probably asthma.
I was told that while they cannot diagnose it yet,they can treat it like asthma and keep it under control.
Good luck i hope your dd is over it soon :hugs:
Its defintely there in the family. :yes:
My DH, his mum, his dad, his brother, my dad and my sister have asthma. My dad and sisters have ezcema and mum and i have hayfever. These are all linked to asthma! :thumbsdown: Everytime she gets a cold it goes straight to her chest and hits her hard. Shes always wheezy though without being sick. :yes:
Definitely sounds like asthma,i would definitely get a refferal to a paed that way they can find something that is going to work for your dd.
Yeah i might, cause i have no idea on these things. So the symptoms shes been having are similar to asthma?
Sounds exactly like what Sasha gets,i would say the chances are she has asthma.
Thanks Jac for your advice! :hugs: Im going to try and get her to see a paed, they would probably be able to help me better than Gps! :yes:
My brother was diagnosed at 15 months with Asthma by a Paed. Push for a referreal. Mum was told she was a "overprotective" mother and she was making it up.
He has chronic Asthma and he's 23 now.
Good luck hun, if you need any information just give me a PM, glad to help you.
Thanks Beth!:hugs: I will push for one, im sick and tired of being pushed around by drs. :yes: From my past experiences with Oceana its really made me a different person when it comes to drs.
Most definately. You get them to listen to you! This is his health.
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