Chrystal - posted on 01/27/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
My daughter Cheyenne is 4 years old. She has had a cough on and off since August 2009. I am not talking about a simple cough. I mean a repeated cough with short intervals of maybe a minute to 5 minutes in between. The coughing spells can last as long as 3 hours at a time with out a break. Some times she coughs so much that she vomits. The vomit is mostly mucous when she does this. I have been to her pediatrician several times about this. He has taken x-rays of her lungs and he says they look fine. He says it is nothing to worry about and that all we can do is treat the symptoms. He has given her a nebulizer for albuterol treatments and C-phen ( phenegan w/ codeine ) cough syrup. Both of which have failed to control her cough. I live in Florida so the air is already humidified. I feel so frustrated that she is up most nights unable to sleep due to this cough. I also feel sad for her when I don't have an answer when she asks why she coughs the way she does. I know it is not CF, but that is all I know. Also no one smokes around her. We do have cats, but there is no sneezing involved. Does anyone have any information that might help?