My 19-month-old daughter has been diagnosed with 'probable asthma' (I'm sure it is as she has allergies and there's a history of asthma on my husband's side of the family.) We've been admitted three times overnight including one particularly scary episode and have had several other occasions when she has needed lots of salbutomol and/or prednisolone. Ever since the last hospital admission I find it very hard not to panic when she gets colds and when she starts to get a bit short of breath. The asthma nurse told us to carry on as normal and not to stop doing things. I don't want to wrap her up in cotton wool but equally I know that when she starts to get coldy or starts coughing that it usually gets worse so am at a bit of a loss as to how to get that balance right.
Does anyone have any advice about how they deal with the anxiety and also how much you really should 'get on with it' versus always erring on the side of caution?
Look forward to any suggestions!