Hello all, I am new here and just posting my story in case it resonates with anyone.
Our wee girl is 5 and was diagnosed with 'possible asthma' at 3. It was very mild for a couple of years and we weren't too worried. This year she started school and it has ramped up scarily. She has been hospitalised once and has had at least 4 (or 5?) flare-ups requiring Pred for five days at a time. The flares are all caused by colds and bugs caught from school.
She is on 400mg a day of 'brown' inhaler (for the last 4 months) and even this is not enough. She had a flare this week and is now on another 5 days of Pred and they have started her on Montelukast / singulair as well. ( i am worried about the potential side effects, yet we have little choice, I guess).
I did all the 'ideal' things when she was a baby - drug free natural birth and breast fed her for a year, but asthma runs on her dad's side of the family, so I guess she has a genetic weakness somewhere to it.
It breaks my heart to see her struggling so. The Pred changes her behaviour - she is normally such a good child but Pred makes her screamy and unreasonable
We live in Scotland where the winter is dark, damp and gloomy. I long for Spring already.
I don't even know what I'm asking in this post - I just long for her to grow out of it in time.
Thanks for reading and if anyone has advice or support, thanks in advance.