I have a grandson that just turned 6. He was diagnosed with asthma last fall. Almost every week last summer I would pick him up from daycare a day a week and he would spend time with us (5-6hrs). Mom lived with her parents. Right before school started, first year of kindergarden, She moved in with her boyfriend. Not long after, he began to get sick and was eventually diagnosed with asthma. She was given a list of things to avoid and identified allergies. He was sick alot, almost didn't make it to first grade due to so many missed days of school. About a month before school let out, she moved back in with her parents and still lives there now. And he is much better.
He's not allowed to our house because my wife smokes. Now my wife is a VERY concientiuos smoker. She smokes ONLY in front of an exaust fan that vents outside and would never smoke around our grandson. At anytime you could walk in our house and you would never know a smoker lived there. Mom also took the list,very long, of things to avoid to heart, she avoids all 150%, So the kid pretty much lives in a bubble. I've always thought that something in the boyfriends house or at school was the main trigger, and now that she is no longer there, he is doing MUCH better. I guess I'm looking for some advice. We've only gotten to see our grandson 3 times since Christmas and miss him dearly. Last time we saw him my son was helping him climb a tree and mom freaked cause walking in the woods was on the list of things to avoid. He has never been sick around us and we miss him terribly. Could it be the boyfriends house? Weather? Any advice from mom's on how to work with his mom so she is more comfortable?View Thread
And on more question. would an attack be evident fairly soon. ie. if comes over for a couple hours, should we expect to see symptoms before he leaves? Could they not be evident until the next day?View Thread
Thanks for the reply. This is a very powerfull exhaust vent and as I said, you can walk in the house at anytime and not smell smoke(I'm a non smoker). having said that, I hear what you're saying. And I don't want to make him have an attack either. Before he was diangnosed, last fall, he would even spend the night with no issues, no he is not allowed over at all. Sorry for my ignorance, but can a person be fine and then everything change?View Thread