Post by pinkshell1110 on May 17, 2008 21:41:01 GMT
yesterday charlie seemed to be quite wheezy and a little breathless, then at t-time started coughing and vomiting, so i rang the gp who said to take him straight round by the time we got there the poor little man was really struggling. the gp just looked at him and said he needs hospital now! with that he was put on a nebulizer and they sent an ambulance (blue light n sirens ) when we got to hospital he had more nebulizer and a paed looked at him and said he has a severe chest infection and was dehydrated?i thought it was a bit strange because he had not been ill and had been eating and drinking, then a freind of mine ( richard a paed) came in thank god , listened to his chest and sent the other doc away. i told him what the doc had said and he laughed, turns out charlie had had his first asthma attack !, anyway he was sent home well and happy at 10.30 pm. the moral of the story dont trust everything a doc tells you ,if richard hadnt been there charlie would still be in hospital on a drip and iv antibiotics for something he didnt have. it turns out the first paed had mistaken his noisy rattly breathing (the snotty mucousy stuff) for sounds on charlie's chest . love shell,charlie and jasmin xxxxx
Post by pinkshell1110 on May 18, 2008 21:16:44 GMT
he does have asthma,but he has never had an attack before, he usually gets croup .it was scary cos it was so quick and the gp and 2 practice nurses were panicking they were running round like headless chickens ,bless em .me n paul were quite calm surprisingly cos i usually freak, and charlie was really scared but i think it was more becos there were so many people around ,they sent 4 paramedics plus the gp and 2 nurses in a tiny room. but charlie is loads better now, i think next time i will just call the ambulance straight away (they said it will be a common thing now )usually brought on by allergies,coughing ,vomitting or sneezing, which makes the airway go into spasm.
if the asthma is going to be a common thing now would you not ask you GP (or asthma clinic) for a nebulizer and meds for Charlie to keep at home incase he has another attack at home. You would probably get one now that Charlie has asthma.
We bought a nebulizer for Jack and just put cooled boiled water into it and use it when Jack is starting to get caught up and it loosens all the the gunk in his chest and makes it easier on him to get it up (sorry it sounds so horrible but you know what I mean)
we bought a nebuliser when charlie was first diagnosed 2 years ago, cos each time he struggled they gave him a nebuliser in hospitaland it really helped.we told the paed but he advised us not to start using it cos it can make them sicker, i dont know what he means by that though and should have asked, but the cooled boiled water sounds a good idea for the gunk loosening when we go and see his paed i'm gonna mention the nebuliser and see what he says (the paed we saw wasnt his ). love shell,charlie and jasmin xxxxxx