Hi all, I have gotten to page 4 of this thread and learned a lot. Need some advice.
DD (5) had cold induced breathing trouble once the winter she was 2, again once age 3, once age 4, and yesterday. So this is 4 times in 5 years. And it isn't with all colds (obviously). The cold she had this time was one day of stuffy nose that I hardly noticed, this winter it was a big cold.
The first 2 times I though it was lots of goo in her lungs from drainage, but this past winter (episode #3) I took her to the dr and he gave albuterol syrup. Of course, it was pretty much over when we got there, so i never got the prescription filled. Yesterday I got it filled, and the drug information sheet says 'this medication does not work immediately and should not be used for sudden attacks of breathing trouble'. Well, looking back over the day i realize it wasn't sudden, it just got worse in the evening and i didn't pay much attention during the day. So, anyway, i gave her 1/2 tsp (the dosage says 3/4, but it was 8pm and i wanted her to sleep, she slept restlessly all night, and the albuterol didn't help her breathing). So, this am we are going to the dr.
What should I ask for/expect? It is definitely cold induced, and happens once or twice a year. Do I just need some sort of emergency thing? Help? This thread has lots of info for more frequent asthma problems, but that isn't us. Hugs to all the mamas who have to deal with this.
I have never seen an asthma attack, only know one person who has asthma, and DD hasn't been diagnosed with it. But, reading here, I am pretty sure that is what she had. Of course, by the time we get there this morning, she will be almost fine. And I don't want an official 'diagnosis', just a drug that would help her breathe.