The public service announcement says that asthma feels like a fish trying to breathe out of water. My daughter says it is like trying to breathe through a straw. Last night that straw got so small that I think she burst her eardrum trying to breathe. The asthma is now triggered by more things than it used to be and the attacks scare her. I guess she missed the asthma doctor's memo that said she would surely outgrow this by age 12.