i'm new at all this and would just like to say hi and am looking to share some experences and exchange tips and info about asthma as my 3 year old son has asthma. even though my son was diagnosed about a year ago we have struggled endlessly with his breathing difficulties and i can't remember the last time he and i have slept through a whole night without waking. in march he was addmited to hospital with phimonia and since the summer has had two curses of steriod tablets and antibiotics. jack became really bad 3 weeks ago and on friday was admitted to hospital. his oxygen levels were extremlly low and it took a couple of days and long nights to get his levels to a good level. thankfully jack is home tonight and the specalist doctor was shocked to hear at no piont in the last year had anyone seen us about a management plan or even shown us how to use the inhailers. i can't help feeling a little dissapionted in the health system as if my husband and i had recieved the right support from the doctors my son may not of had to experience what he has had to go through. i thought that because asthm is so much more common these days that the health proffessionals would be more clued up! ( sorry i'm off my soap box now).
anyway would love to hear from anyone who has any tips on how better to manage asthma. where do we start in finding out his triggers. he is having an attack every 6-8 weeks at the moment.