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October 21st, 2009

My son has obstructive sleep apnea, which may get worse with closure of his palate.

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9 Responses

  1. LikaLaruku Says:

    Ooh, I don’t like …
    Ooh, I don’t like the sound of his breathing. I hope the surgeons can help open his nostril in the future. It seems like he’s tryiing strictly to breath through his nose rather than his mouth?

  2. lucyandspike Says:

    my sons breathing …
    my sons breathing and sleeping pattern mirrors this video- until he had gromits inserted and mucus drained from inside his ear. My sons ear canals are very small- a hereditary trait. He still has the problem of difficult with breathing, stopping breathing,gasping for breath, and snoring. The surgeon didn’t remove his adenoids and tonsils as planned- but his problem isn’t as severe now. I feel for you all

  3. dolphinsdive Says:

    I pushed hard for …
    I pushed hard for his nostril to be opened, but that too is not an option. Any work to his nose will be delayed until his face develops more. Doing something now would cause more scar tissue and more problems for him long term.

  4. dolphinsdive Says:

    He has had …
    He has had overnight sleep studys and seen many specialist. CPAP is not an option for him at 2 years old. Tonsils and adenoids are not an issue with his palate wide open and never having any infections or swelling… Doctors also strongly recommend children with cleft palate keep their adenoids for speech reason. Top recommendation at this point is a temp trach.

  5. careyb112 Says:

    Why don’t they get …
    Why don’t they get an overnight sleep study on him. If it is obstructive sleep apnea, they can get him on CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine that blows positive airpressure that hold open his airway. Alot of times it is due to large tonsils and adenoids, which helps the problems if they are removed. OSA is very common and under treated.

  6. alterman156 Says:

    I wonder if opening …
    I wonder if opening up his right nostril might help with the sleep apnea

  7. helphimbreath Says:

    Exactly the same …
    Exactly the same type stopping of breathing.
    Maybe like mine as he grows his jaw will widen and adenoids and tonsils shrink will solve the problem fingers and toes crossed for peaceful nap time in days and nights for you lil one 🙂

  8. dolphinsdive Says:

    Yes, everything for …
    Yes, everything for him has been very complicated and continues to be so. He also had neurosurgery last Aug.
    Hard to hear as a mother. Want the best for my boy.
    God bless you.

  9. 1992peter Says:


    Poor …

    Poor little guy.

    They thought I had it too because I have a cleft lip and palate.

    It’s very hard to have a cleft lip and palate.

    Very hard.


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