I am quite new to this, as my 13 months old daughter was only confirmed as asthmatic couple of days ago. However, I believe the doctors did not recognise it earlier, because I thought the symptoms were always quite clear. She was always a very sicky baby, later confirmed as lactose and milk intollerant. She always coughs, always has a blocked nose, her nights are broken with coughing and she's always tired. When you put a hand on her back or chest you feel it all rattling and whizzing when she breaths in or out.
She has been a good sleeper until recently, when she started waking up a few times at night with cough and difficulties with breathing. Yesterday she had for the first time a very bad attack, when she was sleeping in her buggy on the bus, all over sudden she got all dark red and puffed up, coughed really violently and made sounds like she's vomitting however, all it came out was a thick green mucus.
She calmed down after a couple of minutes after undressing, cooling down and propping up in my arms. It was quite scary though!
The worst part is her inability to sleep at night. She was prescribed an inhaler with a face mask, we are collecting it today from trom the pharmacy and will try to start it tonight, but I just cannot see her taking it in without pinning her down and forcing her to do it. Which obviously will upset her even more.
I read your comments and advice but most of them relate to older children, in the situation you can cooporate with them, teach them to breath slowly and explain the reasons behind the inhalers.
How can you work this through with such a small person?? How to help her to sleep at night better??? Is it better to keep it cool or warm room?
Can anyone who's been through a similar situation with a baby give me some advice.
It's a pretty scary experience, must admit.
moderator message: hello and welcome foxmonika, you will see I have altered the title of the post. Please don't think you have done anything wrong it is just the title ""help"" freaks people out a little sometimes. Bex