Just looking for information about your young children with asthma.
My daughter had her first asthma attack yesterday. It came on suddenly and six hours later we were in hospital. She was given a salbutamol inhaler, and sent to a different hospital for observation on a ward.
This morning she was still struggling, but the inhaler helped and she was back to her normal self by lunchtime.
The doctor at the hospital said they wouldn't be able to diagnose asthma officially just yet, but essentially said it is. However, when I asked about getting a second inhaler to leave at nursery I was told there was no need yet. This was just the activation of asthma and we'll probably not see another attack for a year or so.
I fully trust the doctor's judgment and he was fantastic with her, but would love some personal experiences from parents of young children. How did you find things progressed after the first attack?
I had asthma as a child but obviously don't remember the very early progression.