Hi there, this is the first time i have posted on here, i have had a look a few times. Im a mum of 2, Callum 3 and Jamie 9 months. Callum is asthmatic and we have had problems with it since he was very young.
He started with gastric reflux at 5 weeks old which brought on constant wheeze and cough. After battling with doctors i eventually got refferred to a specialist who diagnosed infant asthma. He was in and out of hospital on a regular basis for the first 2 years of his life, constantly on steroids and nebulisers. Eventually i changed Doctors and found the new one very helpful, he gave me steroids to give him at home. He was on the blue and brown inhaler but i have now stopped the brown coz after 12 months it didnt seem to be making any difference.
I have read so many books and done my own research but nothing seems to work. His trigger has always been when he gets a cold he has an attack however tree pollen hayfever effects it as well.
He is in nursery school and they are completely useless, no-one in his class has asthma or any medical condition and all my friends kids are in perfect health. I genuinely believe my friends think i am making it up because through the winter months it happens that often we are forever cancelling arrangements, i wish they could see him when he was struggling to breath then maybe they would understand.
I am reluctant to send him to school coz they dont take any notice when i tell them he needs to take it easy and i am forever on the phone to my G.P because i dont have anyone else to talk to who understand.
I just want to know that there are other people out there going through the same thing coz no matter how many friends and family i have around me it can feel very lonely when Callum is ill and i have to restict him from doing things and going places.