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Do any of your kids do this?

Posted by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 3:15 AM
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I think my 4 year old has sleep apnea. She snores really loud and at time it SEEMS she stops breathing.

Do I take her to her regular doc or what?


by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 3:15 AM
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x_sabine_x
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 3:18 AM

I would. Take her to her regular doc, see what he/she says. You might get referred to a specialist if it seems to be a problem. And then you'll get everything figured out :)

-Ellen-

greenie11
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 3:20 AM

Here's another...do they make cpap machines for a 4 year old?


anetrnlov
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 3:20 AM

I would, it may not be sleep apnea...she could have really bad allergies or (like my brother) a deviated septum. 


greenie11
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 3:20 AM


Quoting anetrnlov:

I would, it may not be sleep apnea...she could have really bad allergies or (like my brother) a deviated septum. 

Whats a deciated septum?


anetrnlov
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 3:20 AM

Yes, they make them in all sizes...including neonatal.

Quoting greenie11:

Here's another...do they make cpap machines for a 4 year old?



anetrnlov
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 3:21 AM


Quoting greenie11:


Quoting anetrnlov:

I would, it may not be sleep apnea...she could have really bad allergies or (like my brother) a deviated septum. 

Whats a deciated septum?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasal_septum_deviation


greenie11
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 3:22 AM


Quoting anetrnlov:


Quoting greenie11:


Quoting anetrnlov:

I would, it may not be sleep apnea...she could have really bad allergies or (like my brother) a deviated septum. 

Whats a deciated septum?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasal_septum_deviation

Thanks


Josslynsmommy
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 7:45 AM

and to classify as sleep apnea she has to stop breathing for 20seconds or more. There are sleep studies they can do and monitors for you at home if need be.

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peepszaya
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 8:57 AM

When she starts breathing again does it sound almost like she is gasping? My dd had sleep apnea....she was actually referred to a ear, nose and throat dr when she was 7 because her tonsils were so big. When we got there he asked me a bunch of questions, checked her out and decided that what I was describing was sleep apnea and the cause of it was because her adnoids and tonsils were so big. They ended up removing them both...she sleeps so much more peacefully now.  

x_sabine_x
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 9:30 AM

Ugh my SO has a deviated septum. It sucks cause he snores so loud it will wake me up out of a dead sleep sometimes. I've heard you can get surgery to remove the little flap thing but he doesn't have medical insurance. Not even sure if it would be covered because I don't know if they'd consider it a "medically necessary" procedure.

-Ellen-

Quoting anetrnlov:

I would, it may not be sleep apnea...she could have really bad allergies or (like my brother) a deviated septum. 


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