My husband has been diagnosed with asthma, following a bout of pneumonia. After trying several different inhalers, he is now supposed to be using a nebulizer (with two different meds) twice a day. When he uses these, the breathing issues are drastically abated. When he won't allow me to give him the treatment shortly after waking, he frequently has shortness of breath and I have to use the inhaler, as you can't use the nebulizer in the midst of a shortness of breath episode. The problem is that he refuses to use allow me to treat him with the nebulizer and gets mad when I try to discuss it. The pulmonary physician is aware but says I can't force him to accept treatment if he refuses.
Does anyone have any suggestions?