Blayze Kenny has been treated in hospital a number of times for his asthma, his latest was the most difficult and "scary".
The seven-year-old is still working through his triggers, something his mother, Amy Yole, said is different for each individual.
Ms Yole who is an associate nurse unit manager has had asthma since she about three years old.
Although some of the asthma triggers were the same, there were also some that were quite different.
Ms Yole said Blayze's latest trip to hospital ended up in him being rushed out quite quickly and he "was quite sick".
"It was a difficult time due to COVID-19 restrictions and the fact I was pregnant as well," she said.
"As a nurse, it's different when it is your child as you have the personal emotions involved whereas when you're working you are trained to sit those emotions aside and focus on the task at hand.
"Children with asthma can head downhill really quickly. They can be fine one minute and not the next."
Blayze was admitted into Ballarat Base Hospital and swabbed for COVID-19.
"He was clear but it was so difficult at the time because I couldn't go with him so poor Troy (Blayze's father) had to deal with all of that," Ms Yole said.
"The fact he was going to get swabbed probably stopped me from taking him to the hospital sooner - which I was told I shouldn't have waited so long.
"I didn't want him to go through that and I was confident he didn't have coronavirus."
Ms Yole said Blayze's asthma was quite "pollen driven" - the spring storms and humidity play a big part with being triggers.
"We found when we went up to Cairns we had issues up there because of the humidity," she said.
"Asthma used to be treated with antihistamines before the introduction of bronchodilators because it's quite allergy driven."
During the height of Victoria's response to coronavirus, Ms Yole said the family were isolating at home for a number of different reasons.
"It was concerning especially for me as a nurse, pregnant and with asthma," she said.
"But we managed it and got through it. We stayed at home as much as we could - it was quite a nervous time."
Blayze manages his asthma with his individual plan.
Ms Yole said there were some tell-tale signs which could identify if children were having difficulty breathing because of asthma.
"As Blayze has got older he has started to understand and identify his triggers," she said.
"He used to say his chest was hurting rather than he couldn't breathe properly.
"A give away is they can't finish their sentence and stop half-way through to take a breath.
"Coughing and sneezing can also be a sign asthma is coming.
"Randomly I itch my chin. I've noticed Blayze has started doing that as well.
"It's about being preemptive as well. If it's going to be a humid day you know there is a risk."
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