My mum passed away on the 25th January this year. My mum was a fit and healthy 61year old still working full time.
My mum was diagnosed with Asthma in her Twenties and had lived with it all this time. We assumed she had mild Asthma as only occasionally she would complain her chest was a bit wheezy and would use her inhaler and then would be fine.
My mum went to bed on a Friday night feeling fine and never woke up. When my mum was found by her partner he said she just looked like she was sleeping and looked peaceful. We all assumed that the reason she died was something to do with her heart. When we received the coroners report we were told that mum had died from A1 Acute Asthma. We asked the coroner ""so she had an Asthma attack"" and she said no her airways just closed while she was sleeping.
I really can't come to terms with this, how can you die from Asthma without waking up to an attack. I've searched the Internet for more info but there's nothing, I've spoken to an Asthma nurse who couldn't help me either as she had only heard of people dying from Asthma during an attack and not in their sleep.
I do take comfort from the fact that we don't think mum suffered at all but we are just all struggling to come to terms with what has happened.
I just want to know if anyone else has heard of this as I'm really frustrated that I can't find any information any where.