I wonder if anyone else has had problems with paramedics. My son is now 5 and was formally diagnosed with asthma at aged 18months. nnThe last two occasions I have called an ambulance during an asthma attack, the paramedics have told me he it's not asthma as he is not wheezing. On both occasions he has had a classic asthma cough and been plainly struggling to breathe. On the first occasion he plainly should have been in hospital and went on to have two further terrifying attacks that night, but my confidence was so knocked I didn't dare call another ambulance. The second time last month the paramedic refused to even give him a nebuliser. Fortunately he was on the mend by the time she had arrived and managed without. nnHow do I convince these people that asthma does not only have one symptom but many, including that cough?
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