Hi all. Im new to this forum. Just been referred to it by a friend. I have 2 children. My son was diagnosed with asthma age 2.5yrs. He has never had an attack but is extremely wheezy when ill. He has regular inhalers, steroids and nebs when poorly but is ok in normal daily activities.
My daughter is 15 months old and 2 days ago had a severe asthma attack. She has had inhalers before but only like her brother when she was poorly.
Her attack was the scariest thing I have seen! She went blue. I went into autopilot, gave her 4 puffs of ventolin and the blueness eased but she was still struggling. i got her to A&E and I cannot fault them! They got us straight through, put me and her a ease straight away, admitted her to the childrens ward and gave her regular nebs to ease her. They kept regular checks on her. Only when my husband arrived did I burst into tears at the thought of how bad it could have been!
She is home now and doing well but has officially been diagnosed. I have the self management system leaflet and we have her inhalers and prednisolone tabs. But what i wanted to ask you all is if any of you know a way of getting nebs at home?? We really struggle to get inhalers into my daughter. She screams, and its really upsetting. Shes strong for 15 months!! It takes 2 of us to give her her inhalers. Which is difficult when there are not 2 of us there and when we have to give her 10 puffs!! She takes nebs much easier and doesnt get distressed by them. I think she gets much more benefit from them. Any ideas??