My just turned 5yo has in the last month or so become increasingly unhappy...wakes up complaining he's tired, very poor behaviour, irritable, huge tantrums and poor attention span. This is all pretty new. He is also consistently wetting the bed again, and has generally been dry since about age 3.5. I have recently noticed his breathing is a bit noisy (a quiet stridor) when at rest and his tonsils look enlarged (but never had tonsillitis )
Anyone's child had something similar? I'm going to take him to GP of course, but wondering what the outcome was for your child. .
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11-08-2016 20:37 #1
5yo large tonsils, noisy breathing and poor behavior
11-08-2016 22:08 #2
My son was very similar. He was a noisy sleeper, slept with his mouth open, was very tired during the day and would have tantrums because of it. He ended up having his tonsils and adenoids removed and he improved markedly. He was just 4 when they were removed.
Hope this helps.
11-08-2016 22:29 #3
11-08-2016 22:34 #4Senior Member
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Is he mouth breathing? Snoring? Can be signs of adenoid problems and sleep apnea. Would fit with the tiredness and irritability. We recently had our DD checked for this as she had very loud mouth breathing for a while but she is ok now. She's only 13 months though. Paed said snoring is the main worrying sign.
11-08-2016 22:44 #5
It's an Idea to sleep in his room if you can. Thst way you can judge for yourself how he sleeps. My son used to snore and toss and turn a lot. He still occasionally wets the bed but generally that's when he's slept later than usual and hasn't been to the toilet before bed.
11-08-2016 22:56 #6
My DS had his tonsils & adenoids removed in feb just before he turned 3.
He had what the ENT called ginormous tonsils.lol
He snored like a steam train, was always tired & irritable plus barely ate anything so despite being very tall was also very underweight.
Once he recovered from the op his snoring was gone, his sleep improved & he woke up happy!
Plus he has put on 6kg in 6mths which was much needed.
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