|Tom, clearly shattered from coughing all night, but still having fun|
So I got him booked into the Doctors. I should have done it weeks ago, but as soon as we've said "let's book him in" the cough stopped. For a few days. But enough is enough so I took him regardless of having a few quiet days.
The lady doctor we saw - not our regular doctor but a very nice one - had a good listen to his lungs and declared them clear of any infection. She asked if there was a history of asthma in the family, and there isn't to the best of my knowledge. She also asked about eczema. And there is a touch of that in both Hubby and Jack. She explained that these things are part of the same "family" and that Tom may have a touch of asthma. Or it may be a cough that has lingered after a nasty cold. That is something that happened to my mum a while ago. In either case an inhaler is the recommended course of action.
She was lovely and got some stuff out to demonstrate how to give Tom the inhaler via a tube and mask and gave us a prescription for two full sets (one for home and one for nursery) and a spare inhaler too, with instructions to use it last thing at night, first thing in the morning, and when ever Tom started to cough badly though the day.
|This is what Tom was given. Image from www.babygaga.com|
Hopefully this will clear up the cough and not have to be a permanent part of his life. Well done for being brave Tom!
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