Looking for people with similar symptoms and how they control their asthma.
My 7 year old daughter has asthma only when triggered by a respiratory infection. This last time is was actually a sinus infection. She's had this since she was little, maybe around 2 yrs of age or less. However, only recently have we had trouble controlling it. Previously we were able to control it with combivent nebs, twice daily and albuterol nebs in between. This routine just seemed to make things worse this past episode, on Nov. 2nd and again last week.
She ended up in the hospital on oxygen in November. What they did worked then, but last week, not really. Last week she was still at a 88-89% O2 sat on oxygen and she stayed that way for most of a day. I'm not an expert, but that doesn't seem acceptable. I live in rural Ecuador and there are no pulmonologists here, though we plan on trying to find one in the closest big city, Quito, 4 hours away over the Andes. Not ideal, but we hope to have a better plan in place for next time. The docs at the hospital didn't know what to do besides cortisone, oxygen and albuterol inhalers. Sigh. I hope the doc we find in Quito has a better idea.
The reason I'm writing is because, even if we find a pulmonologist, I'm not sure I'll trust what they recommend. So I'd like to know what you all do!
If there are others out there that have the same sort of trigger, would you write me with what your successful regime/plan is? Just so I can compare it to what is suggested.
Thanks so much,