My eldest daughter is 4 and just started school.
On many occassions I've asked them to give her ventolin during the day. I've written it down too.
I'm still battling though!
This week I asked on Monday for her to be given inhalers before going out to play as cold air is often he trigger. They didn't do it!
On tuesday I asked again. My daughter even asked for her 'puffer' and was met with irritation and questioned ""do you really need it?!"" of course my little girl said no! The weird thing was, the teacher told me this all!!
Yesterday I wrote a letter to the teacher stating the importance of asthma control, that my daughter is at present struggling and up lots in the night with a tight chest etc, and I'd welcome their support in this matter! I copied it to the head teacher too!
On picking her up after school yesterday I was met by the head. He has questioned her need for the inhalers! He now wants a dr's letter stating when she needs it and how much etc!
Has anyone else faced this?? I'm shocked! I've worked in schools prior to my children, for 12yrs and never had to get dr's notes for blue inhalers!
Is it negligence or ignorance?
To be honest I think because my youngest daughter has brittle asthma, they think I'm treating my eldest daughter with the same precautions! My girls are different and have different asthma! My youngest is v Ill and brittle whereas my eldest is mild but needs her inhalers increased in cold weather or when she has a virus about her!
How can they treat her this way?!