Jess was a bubbly, energetic little five year old who enjoyed dancing, swimming, gymnastics and cheerleading. When I began to notice that she was breathless, tired and low on energy, I took her to the doctor who told us she had asthma. At school she sat on the floor of the playground not wanting to play and her teachers noticed that something wasn’t right with her.
After a week of more wheezing, coughing and not acting her usual self, we took Jess back to the doctors again and she was given antibiotics for a chest infection. When we took Jess to the doctor for the third time, we were told there was nothing wrong with her, but I insisted that we take her to the hospital for extra checks and we got an appointment two days later.