Hi everyone, I hope you are all well
As some of you may know my little girl Holly who's coming up on 5, has had asthma for some time and has dealt wih it really well.
However last night she woke up in a bad way. We were eventually able to deal with it ourselves but it was touch and go whether as to whether we phoned an ambulance.
Anyway she asked the dreaded question when she had calmed down a bit, ""why have I got asthma""
She became quite upset and was crying saying ""mummy I didn't do anything I promise I was just sleeping and it started."" My heart was absolutely breaking. It sounded like she thought it was her fault. I gently explained that I knew it wasn't her fault and it was just she had a poorly chest. I work with people with disabilities and Holly seems to have accepted that while some people can't walk and some people can't talk, sometimes she can't breathe poperly. This is the way she's explained her asthma to her friends and other people.
I really need advice on this as I just don't know how to explain it to her better and in a way that she'd understand. I really did have no idea that she''d even consider it to be her own fault. Any advice would be really gratefully appreciated.
Thanks in advance