My son has been diagnosed with Brittle Type Asthma. He has progressively got worse since he was around 7, he is 12 now. He is taking Seretetide 125 twice daily, Montelukast and ventolin inhalers as required. He also takes a range of medication for allergies/hayfever.
What I want to know is.................is this classed as severe?, Moderate? or Normal? as far as asthma goes.....I feel very confused when I go to the hospital as one doctor tells me that if Brad is night coughing then it is a symptom of an asthma attack and I should increase his inhalers and then when I see another doctor they say that the cough is a ""throat"" cough and nothing to worry about......He has had this irritating cough since 2 weeks before christmas now!!! I feel like an over anxious parent because thats how the hospital made me feel. Also Brad has regular episodes every 4 - 6 weeks where he is completely knocked off his feet, lethargic, wont speak, no energy.....They have finally done some tests to investigate this but nothing is coming back!!!! Sometimes I know Brad just feels like saying FORGET IT....and he wants to stop all of his medication....obviously I wouldnt let him do that but I can understand his frustration as I feel exactly the same.......oh boy....someone please give me hope!