Hi, some of you may remember me from my previous posts on my 4 year old niece Ellie Mayn who suffers from severe asthma. Last week, I was walking through a shopping centre with ellie and my partner, ironically before our weekly visit to GOSH. Ellie was wearing her mask which she has been advised to wear in public places, which helps to filter out the clean air. All of a sudden, ellie collapsed and had a massive asthma attack. She was unconcoius afterwards, and two ambulances were called (and the shopping centre blocked off) The noises she was making were horrific and until the paramedics arrived we had no real way of helping her. There were many kind people who stopped to help ellie, who was then rushed to hospital. She has since been ventilated 24/7, doctors do not think she is ready to breathe alone just yet.