It's like he is gasping for air......
When my son was a month old he was hospitalized for some problems he was having. It is a long story. Short version, his lungs partially collapsed and they found he had a heart mumur and a heart defect that could require surgery if it didn't correct itself by the time he was 6 months old. Thank God it did.
So I was told that his lungs aren't as strong as a normal person because of what happened when he was a baby. When he gets sick he has to take breathing treatments, prescribed by his doctor.
Well recently, like the past couple days I have noticed that every 60 or so seconds he will breath in really deep like he is gasping for air. But when he is running around it is more frequent, like every 20-30 seconds. Also when he gets upset and starts crying even just a little it is like he is gasping for air and it freaks him out. He tells me when he calms down that it is hard for him to breathe and he gets scared and that only makes it worse. I have to sit him down and make him look at me and get him to slow his breathing down, usually takes about 5-10 minutes.
I am going to take him to the Ped. on Monday, I was just hoping to maybe get some insight from someone on here who may have dealt with something like this. My neighbor whose son has Asthma said she thinks he could possibly have Asthma.
Any help or advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.