Although I've suffered with asthma all my life it generally has been well controlled with only a few hospital addmissions. Now I have three boys, age 3, 2 and 10 mths. My three year old has been diagnosed as a severe asthmatic for 2 years with very frequent hospital admissions. he is currently taking seretide (purple), ventolin and montelukast and steroids when needed. my two year old is also asthmatic, although less severe than his older brother at the minute, taking becatide (brown) and ventolin wehen needed. My baby is a very chesty baby and his brothers consultant is aware.
I know there are many worse things that my boys could suffer from but their asthma is really starting to get my down. At the moment, it is just constant, with one or the other coughing and or wheezing. The other month, i had both boys (3 and 2 yr old) addmitted to hospital at the same time. it was a logistical nightmare!
Myself and my husband feel confident dealing with their asthma, know the signs/triggers etc and how to administer inhalers/medication effectivly. But at the minute, as soon as one of them starts coughing, I just want to cry, as I know where we are heading. My husband has missed lots of time off work due to them being hospitalised. I am desperate to go back to work but I just don't see it being possible for some time.
My eldest son is due to see a specialist at the end of Feb to check whether it is actually asthma and that nothing else is going on. He has had 3 CF tests which all came back clear and allergy tests which show he is allergic to lots which dosent help. And the amount of nursery he has missed is crazy. It just seems like we can't get it under control at the min and its realy starting to get me down, which isn't like me at all.
I just wondered of there was anyone else out there that feels like this or is it just me?