I am a mild but managed asthma sufferer and now have 2 children who are heading along the asthma path too. My 3 yr old daughter was finally diagnosed in Oct 09 at almost 3yrs and we are coping well with a preventer and Ventolin each day and as required.
My wee boy is just 10 mths and has shown all the same signs and symptoms with his first chest infection at 3 wks. He is now on 7th course of antibiotics since beg of Feb and has been on same inhalers as his sister for 5 weeks. He has also had 8 days of steroids over this time. He made a great improvement for a week (2 weeks ago) and it was during that week that we had our specialist apt (typical!). He is to go back to specialist in June but has had to go to Out of Hours doc over the weekend due to severe wheezing again.
I am just on the look out for any advice out there. I am not convinced that he is getting suffcient dosage from his inhaler even though he has the child vacuum tube. He doesn't like the sensation/smell of the inhaler puff and pulls away very quickly. He gets quite distressed if we hold it over his mouth when he doesn't want it.
We are not smokers, and have no pets and he eats a very healthy diet. So I would just appreciate if anyone has any pearls of wisdom from experience to pass on.