Hi there and hello to everyone!!
Just a bit about myself, I am a mum to 3 boys, 2 with Asthma.
We have had a bit of a difficult year and I am now finding it very hard to decide where to go with various treatments we are being offered.
One of my son's is 8 and has had a really rough year with a number of hdu admissions, not really bouncing back that well inbetween. He had a known allergy to nuts and eggs but has now developed a number of new allergies over the past 6 months. He keeps having allergic reactions with facial swelling and hives to food he used to be ok with and I am now worried everytime he eats anything!!! Even when he appears well to me he has low lung function and is wheezy.
He has tried most of the common meds but nothing so far is keeping his asthma under control. We have been asked to make a decision between trying either Azithioprine (sp) or Xolair. I am not keen on either of these and the hospital can't say if either will make a difference or not.
Does anyone have any experience of either of these meds, pros and cons to help me come to a decision. This is tearing me up inside as he is only little and I feel as though I am between a rock and hard place.
Thanks in advance for any help with this.