Cue how many times has he had it now? I don't want to scare you but my friends son has had a rare reaction to predmix and now goes in and out of coma. Please take him to hospital.
How old is he? My dd had her tonsils out at 14 months for similar reasons. Rush the feed test and thank goodness for clear test for CP. Babies are so scary. My only other suggestion is try thickner in his fluids?
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23-03-2015 12:57 #41
23-03-2015 14:33 #42
DS is 8mo. His tonsils looked fine when they checked his airways during his recent surgery. We have the swallow test on Monday next week so only a week to go. Hopefully he can stay well for it! I'm assuming his bloods were all fine as I haven't heard anything from his paed.
23-03-2015 19:41 #43
My DS has had bronchiolitis more times than I can count. I've been giving him ventilon since he was around 4/5 months old, even though he can't be diagnosed with asthma until he is older, the ventilon helped open his airways.
At 18 months my GP referred me to a paed because of the recurring sickness. The Paed sent us off for a chest X-ray to make sure all his bit and bobs were in the right places and right size, particularly his diaphragm and lungs. Apart from being able to see bronchiolitis/asthma in his airways, he was all good, they couldn't see any abnormalities.
He is now 2 and whenever he gets a cold I can hear him get all wheezy but he is able to fight it off more now. I'm still none the wiser as to why he got sick so much. In saying that he's already had steroids once this year.
I don't really have much advice but you have my sympathy, it's really horrible hearing them all wheezy. It used to really get me down, it's tough.
23-03-2015 20:38 #44
Does your DS have a constant cough between illnesses as well or does it all just happen when he gets sick? Our paed was mostly concerned about the persistence of DSs junky wet cough.
23-03-2015 20:57 #45
I guess i just want to say I totally empathise with where you are at. I hope you find answers soon, and it won't take 4 yrs like it did for us.
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23-03-2015 21:45 #46
I was giving DS an immune booster & probiotic there for awhile. Not sure it helped but figured it couldn't do him harm. I think I'll start them again soon since we are coming into winter.
We also run out heater all night through winter, the cold Melbourne air seems to exasperate it.
Anatomy! That's the word, LOL! My pregnant, tired brain could only come up with bits and bobs!!!
23-03-2015 21:53 #47
03-04-2015 15:22 #48
Bit of an update, we have had the barium swallow test and an LBO (camera down his throat under a general anaesthetic) - it all happened pretty quickly in the end. The swallow test showed that he isn't swallowing properly so some of his formula is overflowing into his airway. He seems to cough and clear it, but it explains why he always gags and vomits when he tries to eat solids. The LBO was done a few days later as we needed to know if there was an anatomical reason for the swallow problem but thankfully it was all clear (for those playing at home, they were looking for a laryngeal cleft and/or a fistula between the trachea and oesophagus). I'm happy that it was all normal as it would have meant more surgery for him.
So as it stands, we'll be working with the speech therapists to improve his swallow and get him tolerating solids which will hopefully sort that part of it out. Unfortunately none of this has got us any closer to working out why he keeps getting croup and/or bronchiolitis. We see the paed again when he's back from leave later in the month to discuss what we do next, if anything. It might be a matter of waiting for him to hopefully grow out of it and possibly taking him out of daycare for the rest of this year until he's a bit bigger and more capable of handling the coughs & colds. Obviously we need to consider the financial impact of this as it means I wouldn't go back to work until January.
Thankfully, DS hasn't been coughing much in the last few days so I'm really hoping this means he has just been really unlucky with back to back bugs and there isn't actually anything else going on!
03-04-2015 20:10 #49
03-04-2015 21:59 #50
I know I sound ridiculous but I really want to rule out any and all of the not-so-nice possibilities.
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