I have a ten year son who suffers with brittle asthma, and life threatening allergies. He has been home schooled following a hospital admission in february, as hes been too unwell to return since and has received home schooling from our local hospital. Reon has exhausted all convential treatment for hes asthma and has been steroid dependant since last july, he is suffering tremendously and we are desperate to move forward with hes treatment, however our current housing situation is stopping it . Doctors at the Royal Brompton,chelsea, want to start reon on a course of methotrexate but are very reluctant todo so as he is currently having to share a room with hes two brothers, and already has a lowered immune due to prolonged steriod use, and becomes very unwell when he catches a simple cold. We are running out of options as reon tryed xolair, which is working really well for hes younger brother, how ever he had a really severe allergic reaction to it. I have set up a facebook page 'help reon move...forward'...., i would really appreciate any support you could offer by joining are group and leaving your comments, or sharing any similar experiences. I am putting a petition forward to islington councils medical officer, who fails to take asthma serious and give my son maximum medical points, when my current housing situation is having a huge effect on hes health. Their medical officer refers to asthma as something which can be treated by ""a pump"", its pure and utter ignorance on their behalf. I need to try and raise awareness of just how severe asthma is, and how it effects peoples lives everyday.
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