I have a 2 year who has been 'diagnosed' with asthma. I was led to believe that doctors wouldn't diagnose until a lot later, but this is the diagnosis which has been given in a letter to my daughter's GP.
A bit of history..... my husband is a sever asthmatic and I have eczema and we both have hayfever.... Rosie had Bronchiolitis at 9 months old and since then has had problems with her chest, resulting in doses of Prednisilone (sp?) and eventually a 5 day stay in hospital a few months ago, where she was on hourly nebulisers, antibiotics and prednisilone.
She has recently been diagnosed with hayfever as well and is now taking antihistamines daily.
She has 2 puffs of a brown inhaler in the morning and evening and the blue inhaler when she needs it. At the moment, every cold she gets goes to her chest and her last lot of prednisilone was at Easter.
Well today she had, what we would call, a proper asthma attack. all other incidents have built up through a cough, but today, she went into a coughing fit and couldn't breathe in properly. Hubby had to pull over on the hard shoulder to give the inhaler which thankfully sorted the problem.
She has never had that before (to that extreme) and her next review at the hospital isn't until November. Do you think it's worth seeing my GP to 'update' them or should I just accept this is a normal part of her condition?
Any advice would be fantastic. (she is fine now btw)