Haven't been on here for agers as dealing with a lot of medical problems with either the children or myself but thought I had finally got everything sorted today. Boy was I wrong.
I go and observe my son's class swimming on Thursday afternoons and today I sat and watched my son do 2 lengths struggling to breath expecting either his-self or one of the teachers to step in and assist him. My son is only 9, well will be in 5 days but is very conscious about using his ventolin. So we are still at the assisting stage if he says his chest is hurting and he is struggling to breath. His class teacher had a right go at me for stepping in and assisting him when she said he should of been doing swimming and he didn't need his inhaler.
I was wondering if I am the only parent about who feels if she is observing something and in this case her own child is in distress would you intervene or leave your child. So the way my son was in distress was he couldn't breath to talk, was massaging his own chest for some reason this helps him, was pulling his shoulders up when he breathed in and the bit just under his diaphram was sucking in and his poor little heart which has a murmur in it too was working so hard you could see the bottom of it through the indentation pounding away.
Anyway I spoke with his teacher once we was back at school and there was no children about to hear or see how frustrated I was as she had a right go at me for attending to my son and not allowing him to decide to get out and take his inhaler which wasn't even at pool side it was in his trousers pocket in the changing room which was locked from pool side so we had to walk around. Thankfully I had my inhaler on me so gave him that until we could get to his inhaler.
Back at school she had the guts and nerve to tell me that at 9 he should be able to medicate his-self, decide when to take his medication and be able to notice his signs. I point blank told her that I am almost 29 and when I am in an attack myself I still require assistance when I am at the point where my son was so how on earth does age make a difference. It doesn't.
I then saw the head-teacher in the playground and she know something was wrong and I explained to her and we have a meeting tomorrow. I have explained I don't know how many times that my son's asthma is terrible. He doesn't have text book asthma as he does not wheeze and can go from being able to talk during an attack to being unable to talk in a matter of minutes and more times than not it happens that quickly he doesn't even get the chance to start medicating his-self before he needs help to continue medicating if it is going to be a bad attack
OK Sorry about the rant I needed to get it out in a place where people will understand and know what I mean. Thanks for reading and sorry to be a pain Hope everyone's little ones well not so little ones are all doing well and not having to many issues with there asthma