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June 10th, 2011, 07:20 PM
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so i have a question...it took forever for them to diagnose my 2yrold(today) with asthma, it took alot of fighting.
Now thursday we ended up at the ER with an asthma attack, and the dr just upped his flovent from 4 puffs to 6puffs a day..thats it...he uses his ventolin(rescue) 3times a day.. and still nobody will take us seriously.
Even his ped, i asked what i could do and he said heres a prescription til the next time..i dont get it...right now my poor little man is upstairs coughing is head off and the rescue one doesnt work all that great.
When we went into the hospital they gave him the neb. machine and that worked awesome...but arrghh
i dont even know what to ask my dr about!
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June 10th, 2011, 09:11 PM
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I would demand a referral to a ped pulmonologist. With a child as young as yours and with as severe of problems as he is having I would go that route. If you can't get in to see a ped pulm I would shoot for a ped asthma doctor. They are usually in with allergy clinics. If the neb worked for him then that is a super easy thing to do...even the ER can write a script for home health to send you one. It is just a prescription basically. They prescribe the machine and the treatments to go in it. I am sorry it has taken this long to get a diagnosis.... (((HUGS))) I really hope you can get him some answers soon. His asthma is definitely not under control. I think the sign in our office says that if you use your rescue more than once a week or three times a month it isn't working so three times a day is way too much. I would call the pharmacy and check on the dosages based on weight as well. I am not familiar with either med you are using but if he is on multiple steroids at those high doses something may need to change sooner rather than later...
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June 11th, 2011, 09:04 PM
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I agree that a specialist would be your best route. Also I would be asking for a neb machine for at home because IMO they seem to have better results that last longer for though really bad days. I am so sorry that they won't take you seriously. I know sometimes its harder to get the diagnosis for children under 3 and even then it can be tough. You could also try a new pedi since this one won't listen to you or your concerns it sounds like.
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