Hello to all. I am a newbie to this forum and more than anything else I just want to download my feelings. My fifteen year old son, Corey, has been having Asthma since the age of five but he has been fortunate in that he has never had to be admitted into hospital for treatment till now. But the trouble is that I was told that he has developed blebs in his lungs as a result of the asthma and the doctor thinks that the severity of the Asthma earlier on has caused it. Blebs are air bubbles that are trapped inside the lungs. Corey has also had a surgery for Diaphragmatic Hernia when he was four and this is also considered a reason for his asthma. My son is not suffering any pain and he is more than energetic for his age. I was only wondering if anyone has experienced any problems of this sort with asthma in connection to blebs. Corey has been using the Ventorlin inhaler and was also on Azmacort. Just recently, the doctor gave him a new type of Corticosteroid called Beclomethasone Dipropionate HFA inhaler. I was made to understand that this medication will penetrate deeper into his lungs than Azmacort. I am not in the know of these things; I only know that even Azmacort was working well for him. No one has suggested a surgery for the blebs, but I am quite concerned that there is a possibility that one of them might burst. We are planning to take a second opinion because this waiting and watching is becoming so difficult more mentally than physically. Is there someone who can relate to this condition that I have mentioned?