All of this happened in April. The summer was okay and then in September, Charlie was wheezing pretty badly again. After multiple trips to the pediatrician, he was put on Prednisone again and at this point, our doctor recommended that we see an asthma and allergy specialist. It was only September and with cough and cold season coming, we needed to be prepared.
A few weeks later, in October, we met the pediatric asthma specialist who agreed he probably has asthma, but did not want to officially diagnose him for it because of his age — he was 15 months at the time.
An allergy scratch test showed no allergies (hooray!) and we narrowed down a few triggers based on her standard questions.
We came to the conclusion that unlike others whose asthma is triggered by environment or exercise, Charlie’s asthma is induced by a cold. And since he’s in daycare and more likely to be exposed to cold germs, he was in big trouble with cold season on its way.