Hello everyone – my 2 year old daughter was just diagnosed with asthma this past July after a terrifying acute attack in which she was life-flighted to the nearest Children's hospital with respiratory failure. As a mother, it was my worst nightmare and I have experienced PTSD symptoms since. We had no prior knowledge of asthma or any idea she actually had it (only being 2 years old). This has been a scary journey for us (me in particular!) and I am trying to surround myself with as much knowledge and information as I can going forward to try to make the best decisions possible about her care and in our plan going forward. I will be honest, as new as this is to us and as scary as our experience was, I do live in fear of this monster called asthma. I am happy to join the community and hopefully meet some other parents who have been able to successfully control their childs asthma and not live in fear of it.
This is the first Fall season we've experienced since our diagnosis so if any parents have any advice, I'd love to hear it. She is on Singulair in AM, Zyrtec in PM and 2 puffs AM and PM of Flovent 44mg.
We've had one flare up (due to a cold) since then and we were able to control it pretty well with her albuterol inhaler. Still makes me so nervous, I wake up at all hours of the night to check on her still.