My son was diagnosed with Asthma lasy year, and given the blue inhaler to take 'when needed and before exersise'. I initially took him as I thought he had asthma due to his wheezing and breathlessness when exerting himself, and he seemed to have a constant cough but no cold. I took one inhaler to school and told them what the doctor had said, and I have one at home.
Recently, he said he has been getting worse, and the school office mentioned that he had been coming in quite a bit for his inhaler, sometimes twice over lunch period. Then today my hubby had a call from the school office manager saying that Jack is 'overusing' his inhaler, and she is worried he is taking it when he doesn't need to, asking us to have a word with him about proper use of the inhaler.
As I am new to this, and my doctor must be going on 100, (his idea of dieting is to only have one meal a day!) any advice would be appreciated. I don't think his asthma is severe, he hasn't been to hospital with it or needed a brown inhaler, and the doctor said it was mild asthma, so I don't really have a clue!
He is one of these kids that I think would love to break his arm just to go and have an x-ray/pot etc and a small part of me thinks he plays up on things sometimes, and he has started asking how bad can asthma get, with me telling him it can kill you, as I don't believe in keeping the truth from my kids. I just don't know where to go with this...
Sorry for the long post! Thanks for any help/advice you can give.