I will be talking to my son's doctor about this... but I was looking for your opinions..
Let me start off by saying that asthma runs in my family. My mother has it, and my older sister, and brother have it.. and I'm beginning to wonder if my 3.5yr old son has it. When he was an infant there were several times he got sick with respiratory infections and had a lot of trouble breathing and had to use a nebulizer. Now.. he wakes up in the morning just about every day with a cough that you hear every now and again through out the day.. which obviously gets much worse when he's sick. And if I'm playing with him.. and he gets all excited.. and hyper.. he begins coughing and has to stop for a minute. But then he gets right back to it. Almost every time he gets sick, his coughing and breathing gets so bad I have to use the nebulizer on him. So far his doctor hasn't been concerned and hasn't thought much about asthma.. but I'm beginning to question it. What do you think? Do you think this sounds like it could be asthma.. or am I just over thinking it?
UPDATE : He was officially dignosed with asthma last week.. and now has an inhaler he needs to use twice a day. After almost 3 years of me trying to tell his doctor I though he had asthma, they have finally decided to do something about it!