My daughter is two years and four months old. She was given the inhaler when she was 16months old but it hasnt been until last september that asthma has been a real concern for us. It seems her triggers are the cold weather and like others she is extremely vulnerable to catching colds and bugs. By reading other blogs I have decided to organise a swine and flu vaccination for her.
My other problem however is that my husbands mother lives with us and takes care of my daughter when I am at work. She has never really been supportive of my daughters asthma diagnosis (because its not in either of our family history) and as such she has failed to recognise when my daughter has needed her reliever inhaler. Also, when we're about to go out in the cold she is very impatient of the preventative measures I take (i.e. takng her inhalers etc). I dare say it but I think she is afraid of people in her social circle knowing that my daughter has asthma. She is not a woman that I have a great relationship with but how do I get her to understand that asthma is a serious issue for us to manage???
I know my mother-in-law is a rare creature but has anyone else experienced this??? Any help appreciated. Thanxs