Rosie was diagnosed earlier on in the year following various chest problems and a 5 day spell in hospital on a nebuliser hourly. She is now nearly 3.
We have it pretty much under control now, by giving 1 puff of brown in the am / pm during 'safe months' (ie. when she doesn't have hayfever or in the winter), but as soon as she gets a cold it goes straight on to her chest. We then up it to twice a day.
She has also started having 'attacks' out of the blue when she had no apparant triggers. The blue inhlaers work, but it obviously concerns us.
At the moment, she has an awful cold and is on her blue inhaler every 4 hours, but the childminder had to give her her inhaler more than that yesterday as she was having an attack from running round - another trigger for her.
The childminder said that another child she cares for has an oral medicine for his asthma (I've never heard of this) which he can take if his asthma becomes bad, and he is apparantly nowhere near as bad as Rosie (not that I'm making it a competition but you know what I mean!) and has never needed hospital or anything.
Has anyone heard of this???
We have a dr's appointment on Tuesday to see if her dosage needs upping, and a more formal review with the hospital in November, I just wanted to be able to go in with some information to hand IYSWIM.
Poor thing has not had a full night's sleep for the past week from coughing and throwing up phlegm (and neither have we).
(My husband is a chronic asthmatic, I have eczema and we both suffer from hayfever)