I wondered if anyone had any ideas. My 8 year daughter was at school on Tuesday & felt grotty, starting a cold, but wouldn't tell them she felt unwell in case they sent her home(it was teddy bear day). From what she has told me as the day went on she became more short of breath & was scared to ask for her inhaler in case they didn't believe her! The school is well aware of her asthma and have a very specific plan of when to give which reliever inhaler. By the time I picked her up she was full of cold, had a temperature & was struggling to walk & talk. I gave her relievers, a turbohaler twice on the way home & then ventolin when we got home.
I do not in way blame the school, if she doesn't ask then there is nothing they can do. I have spent a long time talking to her about asking for her inhaler when she needs it, since she was first diagnosed age 4. This has been an issue all the way through school. She is very self conscious at times about her asthma, but following a regime change in March had been very well, with no symptoms, until Tuesday. I have spoken to school on numerous occasions & send written instructions in when she requires additional medication, but obviously when it happens out of the blue then my daughter needs to ask. I just wondered if anyone had dealt with this sort of problem & whether anyone had any ideas.