Hi, as you can probably tell I'm also new on this site but found it due to my 11 year old Son being diagnosed over the Xmas time.
The whole asthma thing worries me sick as I lost a friend to Asthma when I was young so for my Son to be diagnosed was terrifying.
We've had several visits to the GP and a visit to a nurse recently (only because I said I needed some advice but they were pretty reluctant)??? Now this confused me as nobody in my family has Asthma and due to my loss I really need to know how to control this and what to do and how to tell if he needs emergency medical treatment but the Nurse informed me to keep on with his medication (blue and brown inhalers) and he should be fine... should be??????? I asked if there was any sort of Asthma clinic in my area and nobody seemed to know - again slightly confusing....
I know if probably sounds OTT but I am really, really worried and due to my loss everytime he coughs (and he seems to constantly) I worry and wonder if I should be doing anything else other than running for his inhaler. He is due to go back to our GP in a few days so maybe I should write a list of questions to ask.
I have found some great info on this site, which has alleviated my worry slightly but if there is any other help anyone can give I will be extremely grateful.