So, after 4 treatments of Albuterol/Xopenex, we were put on Pulmicort. The reason we've used Albuterol in the past was because DS would pick up a cold at daycare and his airways would react causing him to sound like there was rattling in his chest. The doc says he's wheezing, although I don't hear that squeaky/wheezy sound, I just hear chest congestion, but I also don't have a stethoscope.
He also coughs like he's really trying to get the junk out of his chest, but he usually just swallows it all back.
So here we are again...another cold. but this time the Pulmicort should have PREVENTED the wheezy sound, but it's back again. The same old rattly sound.
We're already going in for a follow up on Monday (for ear infections, ugh), but I just need some thoughts from you guys out there...
Why do you use Pulmicort and has it helped? When you used Albuterol, did it help?? (I don't think this ever helps, but in the pedi office, they do the treatment and say "oh yeah, he sounds SO much better". And it discolors his face - turns it a little yellow.)
So, mother's instinct says that we don't need breathing treatments at all and that he just needs to get this junk out. I think we are at the age/weight where we can do a little robitussin (not w/o pedi approval), so I'm going to ask about it on Monday. But we've tried everything else...humidifier, steamy bathroom, etc.
Also, we have seen a Pulmonologist, but of course he didn't have a cold that day so she said he was fine, we'd do the standard tests and follow up in 2 months (which is now about 2 weeks away).