For my son it wasn't quite like that. He wold have severe attacks that required going to the ER and he never was blue or had the obvious wheezing. For him it was he was congested, coughing a lot and hard, and slightly labored breathing that sounded a lot like congestion. Bottom line - if you know your child is not acting normal and you are concerned then take them in. Children do die from asthma attacks and it is preventable. My child had a severe asthma attack while at daycare and they didn't call me because they thought he just had a cold. By the time I came to pick him up I had to rush him to the ER. So I had to do some training with the staff. Oh, and I also pulled him out of that center the next day. Any child with labored breathing the parent or caregiver should be concerned.
at 12:41 PM on Nov. 16, 2008