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the other day i was having a nap with DS and he kept forgetting to take a breath. he would then wake himself up. he did it about 7 times. has anyone had this happen before or heard of this???
I havent had this happen to me but personally i would be taking him to see your g.p & get him checked out & if it continues i would maybe try to get an appointment with say Karitane or the likes so they can see it themselves when he sleeps & monitor him.
Good luck i hope its nothing serious :)
My nephew did this all the time... apparently her GP said it was quite normal but it always worried me a bit.. he is now 18 mths old and he has asthma.....
Just want to say that i'm not a medical professional, just studying to become one ;)
This sounds like he has sleep apnoea. This is a potentially dangerous condition where the suffer stops breathing and then "gasps" for air and you should get him seen asap so he can be treated for it. Often in little kids removing tonsills and adenoids can "cure" this, otherwise they will need a CPAP mask which blows air into his airways to keep them open when he sleeps.
oh gosh i might have to get him checked out then!
he has asthma, found out 8weeks ago when he had the flu.
he sleeps with his dummy. could that have something to do with it.
My son had sleep apnia.
I was concerned about my sons breathing issues and when i was referred to the ped. he asked for a video tape of him sleeping (particular when he gasped), who in turn showed it to the ped. sleep therapist that works in his practice and suggested it could be that.
My DS then had to do a sleep study. Which is where they admit him to hospital for the night (you get to stay with him) and they stick prope type sensors on them and video taped them sleeping. The pedatric sleep nurses are really good at getting everything stuck on and kept on though the night. Then they show you the results a couple of weeks later and then refer you to and Ears Nose thoat (ENT) surgeon.
Sorry to say but the costs can add up.
After that they do the surgery.
Once again sorry but the surgery is awful (my son was 23 months old), the nurses and doctors are really good but it is hard on the parents.
I decided it was worth the money and the pain as i would hate for him to stop breathing at night and get hurt by that.
Also if you have any concerns about their hearing bring it up as the ENT can do a hearing test and if they need grommits it can be done in the same operation (my son got hte hat trick - grommits, adnoids and tonnsils).
If you have any questions please message me.
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