i am currently finishing off the second year to my 2 year course of GCSEs and since i have been at my secondry school teachers,TAs and medical staff have all failed to understand what it means to have asthma.
instead of helping me in an asthma attack then send me back to my lesson and tell me to stop ""faking it"".Asthma attacks have occured more than a few times with me and at one stage i would have at least two or three a week due to the school having so much dust and dirt around due to building work.
My friend told me about the asthma attack card so i later ordered one of this site and they still fail to recgonise the symptoms of an asthma attack and still accuse me of failing it.the last attack i had before was back in november and was the day of an important exam that would count towards my final mark the school nurse tried to tell me i was putting it on, so i returned to class as i knew it was warmed and would be better than sitting being shouted at by the time i got to class it was over and a friend found me almost on the floor nearly collasping needing help to breathe and walk two friends pratically had to help me carry my own body weight as i just couldnt walk and i'm not classed as fat from an asthmatic point of view when i got to the nurse the second time round they still wouldnt do anything by the time they called my mum it was over an hour later and i lost all feeling in my body and couldn't even feed myself my inhaler.
I was just wondering if anyone had any advise as the only support i seem to get from the school is my head of year and my tutor because they have seen them happen every other teacher just cant see about how much i need the help during the attack.My parents have threatened to sue the school as they arent doing their job properly when i go to for medical assiatance and at first they seemed bothered and whenever we try to get anywhere with the school understanding asthma we just get back to square one.
if anyone has any adivse or ideas i would be greatful as i know i'm not the only person in the school with over two thousand students i know theres going to be others and i don't want them to suffer the way i have done over the past four years so like i said if anyone has any advice or have the same trouble with their childs school or their own school then please reply as i would be intrested to know the way other secondry schools treat children with asthma