False Alarm!!!

My princess’ asthma has been under control for the past few weeks. Even though the pollen levels are elevated, we have not needed the nebulizer nor the inhaler for quite some time.

Earlier this week, my princess had dance practice at the dance studio about 15 minutes from our house. When I dropped her off, she told me bye and blew a kiss to me before she walked into the studio as she does every time she goes to practice.

As soon as I made it home, my phone rang. It was my princess’ dance teacher. She called to tell me my princess said she was having an attack and did not feel well. I could not believe she became ill in 15 minutes. Usually we can sense when she’s about to have an asthma attack before it happens. She coughs uncontrollable, breathes heavily and dark circles form around her eyes because of her body’s low oxygen level.

When I walked into the studio, I saw my princess before she saw me. She was giggling and playing with another student. She seemed FINE!!! As soon as she saw me, she changed her happy face to a look as if she was suffering and in pain. Her dance teacher ran to tell me that my princess ran to the restroom saying that she was having an asthma attack and needed to throw up. I thanked her for calling me and we left.

When we got in the car, my princess started singing along with the songs on the radio. I then knew she pretended to be sick!!! I asked her how she felt and she told me she was feeling much better. I couldn’t believe she would lie about being sick!!! She had never done anything like that before. I was so upset!!! I told her I knew she was not telling the truth and ask her why she would lie about being sick. She said she did not want to go to practice that day. I explained to her how important it was for her to tell the truth and lying about being sick is something she should not do. I grounded her for a few days because of her untrue story.