So, my Son Ben is 10 at the end of the month and has his first proper residential school trip on 26th April. He has fairly severe asthma that is mainly controlled by Seretide 250mcg 2 puffs twice daily, Montelukast paediatric tablet at night and Ventolin PRN. He has fairly regular short courses of Pred 30mg, roughly every other month.
I am really panicking about sending him away with the school who are pretty poor at managing his asthma as it is. I'm constantly in school trying to get them to understand the requirements of Ben's asthma. To begin with they weren't even taking his inhalers out to PE with him and then sending him in on his own to fetch them! Now he wears a man bag with his inhaler and spacer in. I'm still battling with them about running long distance because he has an attack every time.
If any of you have any advice on how to approach the school about his trip. I have arranged a meeting with the head, his teacher and the TA who will be in charge of the meds on the trip. I have ordered some of the Asthma UK publications to arm myself with and we are seeing the asthma nurse beforehand to fill out an action plan.