I'm an independent scriptwriter researching for a movie where the hero’s seven year old daughter suffers with SEVERE asthma. I wondered if someone would be kind enough to help and ensure things are true to life and factual.
If a seven year old girl had a severe form of asthma would (or could) she be housebound? For example, if it's possible she might have a severe attack at any time would she still go to school? I'd like her to be housebound if that's factual.
Could she sleep in an oxygen tent?
If so, would / could there be some kind of Ventolin mixture that is also pumped in?
What other equipment would she have around the house – just in case an attack happened? Doesn’t have to be everything, just a flavour for the viewer.
Are there any daily tests she’d need to do. I understand there's a home test to determine oxygen levels in the blood. Would she do this and why? Also, how would this work???
Would (could) she use any of these things and if so when / how -- Pulse Oximeter, Nebulizer, ET tube
Could she have any pets or would they stimulate an attack. If so, what could she keep as a pet?
Is there a monitor that she could be hooked up to that lets off an alarm if she stops breathing at night? If so, how would this work?
If during a later scene she suffers a severe attack in her sleep, would / could she fall unconscious? Would / could she stop breathing? And what would the mother then need to do to save her life?
Appreciate there’s a lot of questions here and hoping someone can help.