My Ds is 2,
Brief medical history.
Bronchiolitis at 7 weeks old, 1 week hospitalization
Respiratory infection at 4 months (rediagnosed as roseola after he reacted to the antibiotics )
Warm weather for the next 8 months, no problems except colds.
12 months - croup oral steroids
14 months - croup oral steroids.
15 months - croup oral steroids.
16 months tonsillitis, reaction to antibiotics ment he had it come back 2 weeks later.
Warm weather again
Now - winter 24 months, 3 am this morning hospital visit, drs exact words 'hes got croup ... but you already knew that', Ds had to stay and have a dose of ventolin to ease the strider before we were given a dose of redipred and sent home with a script for 3 mls redipred 2 times a day for 3 days.
I have seen different doctors each time.
First - I have a strong history of asthma in my family, ds has always had some form of wheeze particularly in the cold months. What age do drs dx asthma?
Secondly - is it really SAFE for my lb to be taking oral steroids and suffering constant breathing issues ALL winter?
I do trust my doctors but I know from my own medical history (constant hospitalizations with croup and bronchiolitis) that my breathing problems got better once a dx of asthma was made and a puffer given.
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