Two weeks ago was Little Man’s two year checkup.
35 3/4″ tall, 30 pounds, big head, very healthy 🙂
But I told our ped about the snoring, gasping and coughing I noticed while LM and I co-slept in Florida in November.
She preliminarily diagnosed him with obstructive sleep apnea. That would explain the frequent night awakenings and crying in his sleep.
She cannot, however, definitively diagnose apnea.
This Thursday we have an appointment with an ENT to have LM’s tonsils and adenoids checked out.
I don’t know which to hope for: Enlarged tonsils & adenoids, which is fixed by surgery, which would end the apnea, which would, in turn, allow for longer and better rest…
Or… Nothing, which means an endless path of sleepless nights (and no surgery, which this Mama’s heart hurts at the thought of my precious baby boy needing something cut out of his body).
Pray with us? We just want him to sleep, because we know he should. I know that, overall, he would feel (and act) better with more sleep (as would I, I’m not going to lie).
Currently he sleeps from about 9pm (will. not. go. down.) until 6am. Last night he was up three (4?) times in between. Thank God he naps, but… We have tried every trick in the book, and he still wakes up multiple times (or cries out for a few minutes) (or a combination of the two) each blessed night.
If this is a physical problem with a physical solution, that’s good, right?