My 3 year old son is always sick. He has been hospitalized 5 times from various illnesses. Mainly he has bronchitis or pneumonia. He never just has a cold or a virus, it always leads to the above. After the 10 episode of bronchitis we went to a allergist/asthma doctor a year and a half ago. He did some lab work and some allergy testing. He diagnosed him with asthma and being allergic to dust. They say he has asthma because of the frequent infections, he has a cough and a runny nose most of the time. However, he doesn't have typical asthma like you see on TV. He has never had an asthma attack or acted like he couldn't breathe unless he was sick with bronchitis or pneumonia. Even then it's mainly wheezing and coughing, but only when he is sick not every day. He just gets sick a lot. He was hospitalized once for what they called asthma exacerbation, he was on oxygen for several days. I don't know, it's hard for me to believe that dust and asthma is making him stay sick so much. He takes Singular, Zrtec, Nasonex and Pulmicort everyday. Xopenex as needed. We live in a new home with no carpert, no pets anywhere around and he is never around smoke. I don't know what else to do.
He has had routine immune system check and allergy testing. He had Kawasaki disease in Dec 05. He was actually farily well after he received IVIG treatment. I thought that might mean he had an immune problem, but his allergist said it was unlikely. We just spent another week in the hospital with pneumonia, he had tubes put in and had sinus surgery. Just recently we have started having issues with ear infections every other week.
Should I just take the asthma diagnosis or push for something more. I can't stand seeing my baby so sick all the time. It just makes no sense to me. I can't bring myself to have another child because I'm scared my next will be sickly too. It is so hard to go thru this and to see your child suffer all the time. If I hear he will grow out of it one more time, I think I may scream. I have been hearing that for over 2 years!
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