I posted on here quite a while back. My 2 1/2 year old son had been diagnosed by doctors as asthmatic. He had suffered three asthma attacks each spaced 3 weeks or so apart. Two times he needed prednisilone and one time we had the ambulance out and he was admitted to the hospital. He had classic symptoms of wheezing, tummy breathing and not being able to get his breath with the ventolin not helping much... each time it seemed to go hand in hand with a cold. Anyway, the doc put him on regular Becotide inhaler and referred us to an asthma nurse. I have seen her twice and the last time I was there she made a comment that she wasn't even sure my son was asthmatic?!
Now I am confused. She said she wants to keep him on the becotide for now(he's not had an attack for 6 weeks now) although we have finally cut it down to one puff morn and evening. So far it is all under control as far as attacks, although he does have periods of really bad night coughing. Almost croupy sounding... not chesty but weird sounding. So I was confused to hear her say she wasn't sure he was asthmatic. He's had 3 big attacks with lots of different doctors seeing him and treating him and they all said he was having asthma attacks.
Is it possible to have asthma attacks and yet not be asthmatic? Or is it because he hasn't had an attack for several weeks that she thinks he's no longer asthmatic? I thought you could still be asthmatic without having an actual attack if it's being kept under control. I guess I am now feeling that she's not taking us seriously enough and I feel like a fraud or something! Any thoughts/advice?