I am new to this group but not asthma really. I was diagnosed with asthma as a kid it was usually brought on by sickness and sports. But as I got older it wasn't as much of a problem. We never really talked about or researched anything about it I just used my inhaler when I needed it and that was life.
Cut to my son. He has had issues breathing since birth. I was told at the hospital it was from the csection my other 3 kids were also cesarean and never had issues but I trusted them and let it go…then the wheezing continued…days…weeks…I mentioned it at every doctor's appointment and they never really said anything even though I specifically asked about asthma multiple times saying his breathing wasn't right. At 4 months old he got RSV. Took him to the doctor and his pulse ox was under 80%. They gave him 2 breathing treatment in the office and sent us to the picu. They gave him 2 more treatments and sent him home with albuterol. Many more ups and downs later and lots of appointments he was diagnosed with asthma they put him on prednisone to get him under control and Flovent twice a day and albuterol as needed.
The doctor said he has given us more trouble then most especially for his age but he is under control now and she is happy with our plan. We haven't went to a pulmonary specialist or a allergist yet. He was diagnosed at 4 months and is now 13 months.
Tonight he had his first real bad asthma attack since being diagnosed. We have had wheezing we have had flare ups (especially since crying and being upset is a trigger and he is one and that's how he communicates) but nothing like this. It scared me and him and it took a lot of energy out of him.
I'm not sure there is a real question here…mostly to vent to someone who will understand the panic that you have but can't show and the feeling of total aloneness and helplessness even though your not alone.
Am I doing it wrong? Did I not get the welcome packet full of information on how to coupe with your baby struggling to breath?