Hi! I have a 13 year old daughter (Haley) who was diagnosed with asthma when she was 11. It was very mild, the doctors even called it ""borderline"", meaning they weren't sure if it was bad enough to even call it asthma.She went about 2 years hardly using her inhaler, probably about once a month This fall, however, it started to get worse. In early october, she was so bad that I took her to the hospital. They gave her some nebs and she came home after about 5 hours. Then, in late december, just before chirstmas, She was quite bad again, so I drove her to the hozzie once more. This time, they decided to admit her, but she was out the next evening. Since then, she has been pretty good, a few wheezes here and there. Using her inhaler about 2-3 times a week. The doctors are puzzled about how she went from ""borderline"" to this! Also, I live in Canada, where we don't have asthma nurses, so we havent got a peak flow meater, an action plan, or anything! All we have is her ventolin inhaler and a preventer called flovent. So, my questions are :
a) Why did she go from so mild to this?
b) How do I go about getting her the action plan, peak flow meter, etc.
c) Has anyone else had a similar experience?
Any input at all would be helpful!