Last Thursday night J got a cough.
By Friday night he was in hospital.
We talk a lot about his allergies but it’s Asthma that is really kicking his butt at the moment. It usually follows a similar pattern and this is the 5th time he has been to hopsital for it in the past year.
World Asthma Day
Today is World Asthma Day.
Today three people will die from Asthma, just like every other day.
Most of these deaths could be prevented with better preventative care.
Coincidentally, baby A has her first appointment at the respiriatory clinic at Addenbrookes today. Although GPs are often reluctant to diagnose Asthma in young children, we have been told that with her symptoms and family history they would like to get her under control early on.
Sadly Asthma is often still seen as a minor illness that can be controlled with quick couple of puffs of inhaler. J’s nursery were very surprised to hear he needs 10 puffs if his breathing is bad.
Asthma needs to be taken seriously and care plans and medications need to be regularly reviewed.
I really hope we can get J’s Asthma under control and that baby A doesn’t suffer with it as badly. It’s so horrible to see him struggling to breath, can exacerbate an allergic reaction and it is another life-threatening condition that he has to live with in his little life.
He is so used to the inhalers, the oxygen checks, the stethescopes and I wish he wasn’t.