My 10 weeks old son has sleep apnea. He has shown some mild signs since he was very young but I did not recognise them as a problem.
Now he stops breathing up to 15 times a night, and each attack can last over a minute. I have a breathing monitor on him, which alerted me to his attacks, but the loud beeping does not startle him into breathing anymore. At first he would hold his breath, and then start breathing again himself. Then I had to start rubbing his chest to get him to start, now I have to shake his little chest and move his arms and legs vigorously to get him to start. I have taken him to 2 doctors, the first one told me it was normal, the second told me she had never heard of sleep apnea in babies. (Google it, you will find it is a common and very serious problem) I am now going to take him to another doctor, and demand help. I am sick of being treated like its not an issue!!!! I am not a drama queen.
Is there anyone out there who has had experience with sleep apnea in their babies/children? Does anyone know what was the cause or what can help or what did they do to get help? the more info I am armed with, the better I can put it forward to the doctor so he can take me seriously!
Can anyone help?