Hi after picking my 9 yr old Son up from after school club today he informed he he had a severe asthma attack in the morning at school!!, staggered into the cupboard to get his inhaler then felt so bad dragged the nebuliser out then got help to set it up and use it. It has written in BIG letters to call an ambulance once he's been on neb as his asthma is brittle at the moment.The school had lost his inhalers this term (been taking stuff in from home) and before school this morning I insisted on looking in the cupboard for his treatment and neb. I found his and all other asthmatic kids inhalers in a box with the dustpan and brush full of dust on top of it mmm!
Thank God I found it this morning or it would be a different story tonight. I was not given a message that he'd been ill. I phoned someone I know who works in the class and she told me he had indeed had a very bad attack and it freaked them all out. He walked to the after school club for half an hour in the rain feeling really ill. I would have been there like a shot, he said he was upset and wanted me.
What the hell do I do now? I don't think they can be trusted to look after him, the teacher wanted my son to go away with the school for 3 days but my husband and I refused to let them take him and the teacher thinks I'm just making a fuss. I can tell he thinks ""it's only asthma!!!""
Sorry for the rant but I'm so upset and don't know what to do. My son has collapsed 3 times in the last few months because of asthma but is so well normally with very high peakflows so we are under a specialist but they are 80 miles away and can't always contact who I need and he's always going through a well patch when we see him, feel very alone
Thanks for listening