I am sending you my most sincere thank you for helping me save my daughter’s life. My daughter is 4 years old and has respiratory problems since birth (born with pneumonia). Anytime she had a cold/virus she would have severe asthma symptoms and though numerous tests showed that even when she “appeared” well she still had inflammation. We thought that we were experiencing the worst of it. Last week, we were taking a family bike ride to the park when she began to cough and couldn’t stop. We asked her what was wrong and she was only talking in a whisper and continued to cough horribly. From information that I had read in your book, we knew something wasn’t right so we immediately went home to get her started on a nebulizer treatment….as we did the next coughing fit she turned blue and couldn’t speak to us. We called 911 and emergency treatment was given as she was having a “severe asthma attack.” To be honest, I am not sure that I would have realized what was happening and acted so quickly if I had not read your book. I never dreamed that asthma could “change” so suddenly and happen when she was not sick with a virus. I consider myself to be very educated about pediatric asthma in relation to my daughter but I sadly realized that I could have easily missed this symptom. She has never presented with a continuous cough in the past associated with her asthma just wheezing and retracting with low saturation levels during a cold. I truly would not have been as vigilant to notice this as “something is very wrong” if I had not just read about it in the book! I hope that you don’t mind my sharing this with you but it seemed appropriate that you should know how grateful my family is for this book.–Grateful Mother
Henry Ehrlich replies: What more can we say?