Now that you are familiar with asthma, we would like for you to consider how you would handle challenging real life situations. Many times, doing what is best for your asthma will not be easy. It will require you and your family to speak up and let your needs be known. This may be easier to do if you prepare yourself early and think through your options and alternatives.
Block #6 Activity
What Would I Do?
The following are examples of various potential real life situations. Print this form. We want you to discuss these situations with your family and describe what you would do if this happened to you. Place this form in your SAIL binder.
1. You go to a friend’s house for an overnight and find that your friend has a cat that you did not know about. You are allergic to cats and they trigger your asthma. What would you do?
2. You and your family are attending a graduation party at a friend’s house. After you arrive you realize that there is a smoker in the home. Smoke really bothers your asthma. What would you do?
3. You are on the soccer team. The game is this afternoon. The temperature is 90 degrees and the pollen count is high. Unfortunately, both of these things tend to trigger your asthma. What would you do?
4. You are on vacation with your family and find that the hotel room you have been assigned is not a “no smoking” room. Smoke is a trigger for you. What would you do?
5. Some teens are embarrassed to take their inhaler medication in front of other kids at school. What are some ways you can think of for them to get their medication as they should but not be embarrassed?