I can't believe I haven't been on here since 2012!!
I'm feeling quite desperate at the mo! My daughter has viral asthma & has had since she was 4 years old. She's now 7. We had a great summer with her health last year but on September 10th she got her first autumn cough. With constant visits to my doctors/asthma nurse having had 4 lots of antibiotics, prednisolone, clenil & ventolin daily & going back on montelukast (which she was taken off of because she had such a good run all summer), she was then hit with pneumonia in November. Since then blood tests have shown she has low iron & was suffering with dehydration.
Anyway we managed to squeeze in a relatively good xmas, but on Boxing Day she developed a cough out of nowhere. Having been back & forth to docs all this week I've been told her chest is clear but obv her asthma is triggered again. She is coughing constantly, it's a very dry, hollow cough. Yesterday the nurse changed her pump to seretide? But I just can't see her improving again anytime soon.
She's due back to school Tuesday, she has already missed about 3 weeks since September.
Is keeping her in doors the best thing? Out of the cold?? It's so frustrating, I feel so sorry for her. Has anyone else's children been suffering like this this winter? Have they too missed a lot of school? Xxx