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    Quote Originally Posted by kezty View Post
    Asthma is terrifying! When your watching your kids O2 levels drop to 82% and noone seems to care, it is about as bad as you get.
    I was in tears talking to the specialist, because for the first time ever he was giving me answers and the ability to fix my child (well atleast help them through the attacks etc)
    Noone seems to take asthma seriously! I was the one that had to beg my gp for the preventer. The first gp I saw when regular gp was on hols told me that there was no such thing as child preventer and if ds got bad to put saline in his nebuliser.. 😒
    Thank you I needed to hear that. I'm shocked at how blasé Dr's have been about this.
    I'm a Pharmacist - I get all this stuff in theory, but it's a totally different kettle of fish when it's your own child 😢

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosey82 View Post
    Thanks for the advice. Yes I am familiar with Asthma Action Plans & will be talking to the GP about preventer/referral. Not really happy with just getting brushed off & getting a bit worried about how winter is going to pan out.
    Every Dr we have seen is very reluctant to prescribe predmix, saying not necessary/not used much anymore?
    They seem to think because it's only for 24-48 hours when she is unwell with a virus there is no other treatment plan except ventolin (this is from the Paed at hospital).
    I was all set to take her to hospital on sat night, luckily her breathing settled down & she was needing 4 hourly doses by 2am, otherwise I would have been straight to ED.
    ETA:she then saw the after hours GP first thing who didn't seem to think she needed to be in hospital.
    My dd is 4 now but was put on flixotide jnr around 2 after repeated viral induced asthma episodes. She was hospitalised twice and they were still reluctant to formally diagnose her as "asthmatic". Not sure why... Also pred mix has been prescribed for her every single time, whether it was the gp, after hours home visit dr or in the hospital. It takes effect pretty quickly. Also they would never discharge dd until she could go 3-4 hrs between salbutamol. She hasn't had an episode needing the pred or hospital for 12 months now and we have been able to reduce her flixotide dose so I'm hoping she is growing out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dollypops View Post
    My dd is 4 now but was put on flixotide jnr around 2 after repeated viral induced asthma episodes. She was hospitalised twice and they were still reluctant to formally diagnose her as "asthmatic". Not sure why... Also pred mix has been prescribed for her every single time, whether it was the gp, after hours home visit dr or in the hospital. It takes effect pretty quickly. Also they would never discharge dd until she could go 3-4 hrs between salbutamol. She hasn't had an episode needing the pred or hospital for 12 months now and we have been able to reduce her flixotide dose so I'm hoping she is growing out of it.
    Same for ds with redi pred. Everytime he has to see Dr or go to hospital it's straight onto redi pred for at least 3 days.
    Honestly I don't even ask now. I tell them this is what needs to happen.
    You know yourself that just the salbutamol isn't enough, get bossy with them, sometimes it seems to be the only way they realise that you aren't 'overreacting'. 😡

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    I have adult onset full blown asthma and am in the middle of a bad run now. Every time I see a gp it's 3 days of steroid tablets for me plus inhalers.
    I only ever had exercise asthma as a child.

    My daughter has been on redi pred several times also between the 1-3 years and inhalers but nothing since.
    She's now 5.

    Everyone is different and just because your child isn't two doesn't mean they won't benefit from a plan!

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    We are on the waiting list for a respiratory paed at the rch. Our GP sent the referral mid last year. I have had asthma since I was a kid.
    When we discussed the possibility of asthma the dr mentioned that they generally don't diagnose asthma until after 2 as the airways are immature until then. Our daughter is on ventolin through a spacer before bed, as she coughs and wheezes at night

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    Also rosey82, when dd gets a bit older and if she is still on a preventer, you might like to try an accuhaler.
    Ds has had one since he was 3 and the meds seem to work better coming from that than the inhaler and spacer???
    Plus he enjoys taking it because he can *click click* it and 'lock it all up'. Which means he reminds me he has to take it

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    Our daughter was diagnosed with asthma at 19 months, and she passed away from an asthma attack at five years and eight months of age.
    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not underestimate how dangerous asthma can be. I truly hope your little one is ok.

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    Between 18 months to 24months one of my boys was hospitalised 3 times with viral induced asthma, he was really unwell I was sure he was going to continue having issues but he had not had any other episodes in the last 3 years as he is now almost 5. Hopefully your little one will grow out of it, but I would definitely speak with your GP about a plan

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    Quote Originally Posted by siansmum View Post
    Our daughter was diagnosed with asthma at 19 months, and she passed away from an asthma attack at five years and eight months of age.
    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not underestimate how dangerous asthma can be. I truly hope your little one is ok.
    always thinking of you. much love, marie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siansmum View Post
    Our daughter was diagnosed with asthma at 19 months, and she passed away from an asthma attack at five years and eight months of age.
    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not underestimate how dangerous asthma can be. I truly hope your little one is ok.
    I'm so sorry for your loss. It's terrifying that children die from asthma. I'm taking this very seriously as my sister had quite severe asthma as a young child & it was quite scary at times. Hence why I am going to push the GP for referral plus a better plan.

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