Ive got a 4 year old who has been diagnosed with 'hay asthma'. It started when he wa a few months old ( in the summertime) I noticed he had a strange raspiness when he breathed - the docs said he had a cold. He had several episodes of this over a couple of years, until last summer when he was 3 and he woke up in the night rasping saying that he couldnt breathe. I took him to the hospital and they said he may have asthma and just gave me a blue inhaler and sent me on my way. I went back numerous times and now he has a preventer in the summer with daily antihistamines. Today for the first time since last year,Ive had to give him his blue reliever. He sounded raspy and his chest was tight so I gave it to him and the raspyiness disappeared almost instantly. Is this what usually happens? Im a novice to all this and was shocked that despite the meds he is on, he still had problems breathing. Does anyone have any similar experiences in a small child?