Maddie is now 5. She is brittle and on a concoction of meds. I guess she is now beginning to recognise symptoms and verbalise these to us which is great and reduces the need for us to be constantly watching for signs. However, we are surprised as to how often she says something is wrong with her chest. She is certainly not a child to moan about the way she feels and is more of a child that plays it down and lives life to the full.
Recently she has been complaining of her chest tapping. She says it feels like someone is inside her chest. She then asks for her inhaler. Then the feeling subsides. We mentioned this to the resp cons who said if the salbutamol is helping this feeling subside then it must definately be a sign of her asthma troubling her.
I just wondered if any of you brittle asthmatics could shed some light as to what this 'tapping' is?? I thought maybe it was palpitations at first but the cons said that the salbutamol wouldn't ease this, instead it would exaggerate it. Maddie definately is relieved by inhalers when the tapping happens.