Well this is a first for me to write anything on here although members of my family have in the past. I do not have asthma but have experienced the effects asthma has from the worse case scenario. I should really get to the point of my posting my sister in law who has been my rock has been writing on here sporadically, for a while, she has two lung conditions one of them asthma but not brittle asthma as my daughter suffered from. My sister in law spent much time over Christmas and New Year very ill with a chest infection that exacerbated her lung conditions requiring her to be ventilated for a few days. She is back in struggling and came of ventilator yesterday although doing well she was still poorly and went back on last night.
Well the main reason in my posting is to get anyone to help me help her children. i am concerned for her children and how to approach them as, as yet they are unable to visit her. They have experienced a lot recently for two boys so young, and although at school a counselor is seeing them as the boys have become very distractive and think the worse will happen as it did last year with my own child. I want to shield them from any more pain but i just do not get how to deal with them what to say and how to say it, this is such a hard situation to be in and brings back very painful memories for us as a family but has any one got any idea how as main carer for the boys at the moment can help them deal with this. Also help me find the right stuff to say to them. I and the boys have spoken to school teachers GP and the got help from ITU but the children seem to only want answers from me but i cannot do this i cannot get the right frame of mind to explain to them what is going on as this is so hard for me also i do not want to upset them more by becoming upset in front of them please any advice would be very welcome its like history repeating its self all over again.
I hope i have not been out of place posting something like this here.i just have no more avenues to go down and this place helped so much last year for my sister in law i thought may be some one can point me in the right direction.
Much thanks Dave