My son has asthma, he is five.
We were told to give him Pulmicort 2x a day in his nebulizer...and singulair at night - no matter what - he takes those two prescriptions every day.
When he gets a bad cough - we give him albuterol 3-4x a day - for 3 days.
Well he started coughing bad on Friday - and we're doing what we should - but he's worse - not better.
Tonight he threw up -- two episodes.
The last time this happened -- the doctors finally said - it was "probably" the whooping cough - he had never thrown up from coughing fits before that.
It lasted EIGHT weeks...almost EVERY DAY and EVERY NIGHT.
Well now that he's thrown up from coughing - I'm wondering - is it the darn whooping cough again? Last time they never did the test -- by the time they realized and admitted it could have been- the 8 weeks was up and said there was no point in doing the test.
Other than that - why aren't the medicines helping? He's coughing so much, I'm thinking of taking him to the E.R. at 11pm ....I really want him to sleep....and maybe call the pulminologist tomorrow - but I don't know what to do.
I just want my baby to stop coughing so much and get some rest.