Alison - posted on 08/13/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
My son is 8 years old and back in June he wasn't feeling very well so I kept him off school but with in 10 minutes he was so ill I rang 999. He was very confused, struggling to breathe, clammy, grey in color and had a convulsion which I thought was down to the fact that he also had a temp. Well the paramedic took one look at him and said hospital for him mum he is really ill and needs urgent attention. When we got to the hospital he had already had a nebuliser and was on oxygen. They took blood and did loads of tests. It came back that he was in hypoglycemic shock and was close to going into a coma so they gave him glucose and that brought his blood sugar levels up. But they admitted him for observation. They did nothing else and the next morning he was discharged for me to have to take him back 4 hours later. They kept him in over night again and the next morning the doctor decided to do a ECG as she could hear a grade 2 heart murmur and a grade 3 respiratory murmur. The respiratory murmur is the air-valve not closing properly so air is getting through when it shouldn't be.
The thing I am wondering is could the heart and respiratory murmur be a side effect of the asthma. He was born in distress and was given the diagnoses of asthma at only 8 months because he was in and out of hospital with what they said to start of with was infant respiratory distress and chest infection after chest infection. We are awaiting for him to go back into hospital for more test. He has had a 24 hour heart trace and a Echo which we are still waiting for the results from. And he is also booked in for a MRI scan, Camera down the throat to get a better image of his air-way valve, EEG and admittance for a 1-3 day supervised fasting to monitor his blood sugar levels and then once they are as low as they can safely let them go they are going to take more bloods for testing and then feed him and monitor his blood sugar levels while feeding him.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and I really appreciate any advice or info anyone can give