My 10 mo old has been coughing for the last 2 months. By coughing I mean coughing all. the. time.
I took her to the ped. She said ddhad a cold and she would be fine, but to come back in 2 weeks if she was still sick. I took her back 2 weeks later cause she was still coughing. Ped said there were no signs of infection and sometimes a cough can linger. Well.........a month passed and she was still coughing, so I took her back. Ped said she has allergies and gave me a script for zyrtec. took zyrtec for a week and still coughing.
this past weekend she started coughing MORE. She sat in my lap and coughed ALL. NIGHT. sunday night. She didn't sleep she didn't nurse she jsut sat there and coughed and dozed and coughed and dozed.
I called the ped first thing monday morning. they didn't have any openings to see my baby. couldn't even work her in
:, the best they could do was to see her tues afternoon. I told them NO THANK YOU. I will jsut find someone else. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
I called a friend of mines ped an hour away and asked if she could see my dd. I had heard that she was really good, and my parents live close by the office.
, so I could sneak in a visit to them too
APPARENTLY persistant coughing like my dd was doing is a symptom or ASTHMA!
THe new ped sent us home with a nebulizer, controller meds and albuterol. She says that dd has a cold and that is making the asthma WAY WORSE. that's why we had such a rough weekend.
I feel so stupid cause I didn't know that m's coughing was asthma. I guess I thought asthma was when you had "attacks" when you cant' breathe, and you have retractions and wheeze.
We are using albuterol and a controller med now and the coughing is alot better. She still sounds awful though. her airways are all congested from the cold and she rattles so much. I feel really sorry for her.
I really don't know anything about asthma. Does anyone elses lo have asthma? Would you mind telling me about it? Symptoms? Treatment? Any websites you fing useful?
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