Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sleep Issues

Jace has always had big tonsils.  He has been to the doctor several times because his big tonsils were infected.  His pediatrician suggested we try and wait as long as we could before doing anything about it.

The last 6 months I started noticing his tonsils were causing trouble.  He wasn't sleeping well.  And when he would wake up during the night we was dying for a drink of water.  He wasn't eating like he used to, but wanted to drink constantly.  He always had a runny nose.  His breathing was heavy.  I could just tell he wasn't a happy camper.  So I finally threw in the towel and asked for an ENT consult.
Because we had done this once before with Camden, I was aware what the ENT would say.  Too bad I still had to pay for an office visit just to be referred to the sleep center.  But I obliged and went through their hoops.  Luckily I have the worlds best ENT who refers us to the worlds greatest sleep center.
We saw the ENT Friday and had the sleep study Sunday.  It was a long day(no nap), and long night(nobody sleeps well at a sleep center).  But he/we made it through and went home and crashed.  He took a 4.5 hour nap and I went to bed at 8pm after he fell asleep for the night.
Today we made our way back to the ENT for his results.  It showed he had both central and obstructive sleep apnea.  So tomorrow we will schedule surgery and hope all of the obstructive will clear up.  As for the central sleep apnea...don't even get me started.

4 comments:

While They Are Away said...

Hi my name is Cindy and my daughter went through a very similar situation 13 years ago. Sleep apnea, mixed with huge tonsils and adnoids (don't let them not look at those during surgery) mixed with ashtma and allergies equaled a child who didn't sleep well or eat, but who drank constantly during the night. We had huge success with surgery, all she had done back then was remove her tonsils and adnoids, sinus surgery was suggested but was too new then and I wouldn't do it. I don't know if night wetting is an issue, it was for me, but within a month of her surgery that problem was gone too. I wish you all the luck in the world and will say a prayer for your son for a speedy recovery.

Tawnya said...

Is it any easier the second time? You're such a trooper.

DontYouWishYouWereUS said...

Boo! This makes me sad. So I guess this means he is getting his tonsils and adenoids out? I can't believe I just talked to you today and didn't even ask you about it, so sorry. I hope he sleeps better after the surgery.

alex said...

i also hope that he sleep better now.

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