My 6 yr old (she will be 7 next month) came home from Dad's this weekend and she was wheezing
. It scared me because I have never actually heard her wheeze before this even though she has been diagnosed with RAD since she was a baby (we do Albuterol or Xoponex breathing treatments at home or school with the nebulizer).
So, I thought I would talk to my pediatrician about her carrying an inhaler. I like the ease of the nebulizer, but I want something more portable for when she goes to her dads or grandma's. I will still talk to her Dr, but I would also like your opinions: is 7 a common age for kids to be "able" to use the inhaler?
It does take a little co-ordination and some getting used to. Or, do you think it is too complicated for them
(don't want to throw money away if she is not [developmentally] ready to use it).
What do you see in your schools
? Thanks for sharing your experiences and/or advice,