I have a 3.5 year old daughter who was diagnosed with asthma last year, (only after I paid to see a private consultant after 3 years of trips to A&E and keydoc).
After reading the very helpful postings and information on this website, I am beginning to think that I may not be doing all the things that I should be to help manage my daughter's asthma.
We have never been invited to an asthma review. After each hospital visit my health visitor would telephone to see if I was ok. We did not receive contact from the asthma nurse. We have only seen the asthma nurse once, after I made an appointment following the consultant's diagnoses.
I thought that children on preventative inhalers and those given steriods needed regular checks on their height? Does anyone know if this is true and what is the frequency of these asthma reviews?
I try to manage my daugher's asthma at home until it becomes apparent that she needs a nebulizer, we then go to the doctor's surgery have the treatment, come home with some soluble steriods and then don't see anyone until the next attack. I thought that this was the done thing, however I am now unsure?
Thanks for taking the time to read this.