It all started when Emma turned one. Emma developed a cough, the doctors said it was normal as she had started teething. The cough never seemed to go away but the doctors said it was a just a cold or a viral infection. I took her to see another doctor who used to be her paediatrician.
He was sure it was not a nose cold, a teething problem or a viral infection. He put her on antibiotics and inhalers as he thought it might have been asthma, but doctors do not diagnose asthma in young babies.
Emma also had chest X-rays but these came back all clear. When Emma was coughing, she would cough so hard she was always sick. This would happen every night sometimes up to four times a night. Emma would go off her food and just seemed to sleep throughout the day. Emma missed out on a lot of things because of her illness.