It’s been awhile since I wrote my initial post on sleep apnea in children. Since then, my son has received a CPAP machine to help with his breathing.
Have you tried to get a teenager to do anything that they do not want to do??
Let’s just say that it is a nightly struggle with a new set of excuses. However, I do have hope. Tomorrow we are heading out of town for a surgery to remove his tonsils and adenoids. Since he (also) has obstructive apnea, I am hoping and praying that the surgery alone will solve his breathing problems enough so that the machine will not be necessary.
So, the next step is this surgery.
Then another sleep study.
Then possibly another surgery.
Then maybe another sleep study.
And hopefully this will all be resolved and we can start redeeming the time that I feel has been lost when you can not live 100% of your potential because you are sleep and oxygen deprived.