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Help Mia fight her Brittle Asthma Battle
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This is the story of our gorgeous daughter MIa. Mia is the middle of our three beautiful children. She is five years old and since 3 months of age has been fighting the on going battle against the horrible disease that is called brittle asthma. ... More

This is the story of our gorgeous daughter MIa. Mia is the middle of our three beautiful children. She is five years old and since 3 months of age has been fighting the on going battle against the horrible disease that is called brittle asthma.

 'Brittle asthma' a form of severe asthma that can cause a change in health from being fairly well controlled, to being poorly controlled in a short space of time. Since early on in life, Mia has suffered the constant battle with this, and on a daily basis finds herself being desperate for breath and in need of her inhalers or even hospitalisation.

Mia daily has to cope with relatively frequent asthma attacks, and in between acute attacks may have ongoing symptoms such as coughing and wheezing which often require quite large doses of medication to keep her Asthma under control.

Mia is currently under observation with the local hospital (LRI) and GP's however with constant admissions to the hospital with her attacks, frequent pneumonia battles and her constant fight against this disease, as a family we now feel that the NHS just isnt doing enough to help her and now need your help to get her the support and help she needs.

Mia when she is well, is an average 5 year old little girl who loves her sylvanian families, dolls and colouring, however after her last admission in December 2013, she is now suffering with post viral fatigue and barely has the energy to play. Mia will sleep most of the day and finds going to school a struggle. (Nodding off on the classroom floor is not my idea of her learning and building a good education)

Mia is on a constant stream of antibiotics and steriods to help with her chest infections and regulary uses a steriod inhaler and ventolin. We have recently had a nebuliser for her but had to fight to get the nebules for it as paediatritions reported she shouldnt need them. However after her taking poorly very quickly a few years ago and the ambulance taking over an hour to get to her we demanded this was the only window we would have to get her the help she needed in hospital, by using the nebuliser either on route or until the ambulance arrived. This was reluctantly agreed , but we now find this is needed more regular as the hospital just arent doing enough to help her control her condition.

 Day to day life is a constant battle for MIa that most don't recognise.
"Its just asthma” people will often say however, Asthma can be a debilitating, life threatening condition and in Mia's case with brittle asthma, attacks can be frequent and come on with no warning and leave her fighting for breathe and dependant upon people around her to get help quickly

 

Please help us raise money to get her the help and medical support she needs and raise awareness of the vile condition!

 

 


 

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