Do any of you have experience with asthma? I brought babe in to see our Dr. this morning because our whole house has been sick with a cold and his breathing had become pretty labored. He's only been sick 2 days, I've been putting him in a steam shower twice a day and suctioning any mucus every 2 hours. I really was just expecting her to say, oh, he has a cold, it'll go away soon.... Instead she gave him two doses of albuterol and sent me home with a steroid prescription, a nebulizer, and instructions to bring him to the ER tonight if he gets worse.
I'm kind of in shock because I just have no experience with this at all. My girls both wheezed a little bit with a cold here and there and it was fine. I don't feel like I know where the line is... when do I know his breathing is not ok?
I'm going to do some more research, but just would love any real info from you guys if you've dealt with this before. We just moved to NYC so this doctor is new to me, she is very sweet and knowledgeable but has no kids of her own... I'm thinking about calling my old pediatrician of 8 years back home.