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Question: 1 1/2 daughter drinks excessively and has trouble breathing

 angelk52780 - Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:23 pm

My 20 month old daughter has been drinking excessively for the past few weeks. She goes through at least 8 to 10 9oz sippy cups a day and 30 diapers every 2 days. She gulps her cups down like she is dying of thirst. At night she goes through about 5 cups and 6 diapers. She doesnt sleep well at all, tossing and turning, and crying out for cups. She also has a really hard time breathing....retracting and tugging while panting like she has been running a marathon. Many nights she wakes up doing this. We give her albuterol updraft treatments but they don't always work. We have an app with pulmonary on 15th. Any suggestions or ideas of things we may try or drs we may want to see? We have been in childrens many times with various infections including pylonephritis twice. She has really had a hard time with illness and dad and i are at our wits end on what to do.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:57 pm

User avatar Hello,
Has your doctor ruled out diabetes? These symptoms can occur with this and children also are subject to this disease, though not as often as adults. I would ask about that. It sounds like you need to just follow up with the pulmonologist and as each concern is eliminated, it may take a few visits with specialists to pin down the problem. This is because many conditions share symptoms.

Best wishes.

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