Hi guys, any experience or thoughts in this department?
I think I may have posted about a related question a while ago. Mini has humongous tonsil (as do I, yay!
) Not long after he turned 3 we realized his breathing when he was sleeping was pretty bad. Sounded like he was breathing through a small straw. Sometimes he would stop and then start coughing. Around then he would come to our bed in the middle of the night and we figured he was waking up from the breathing issues. Took him to the doc who prescribed a steroid nasal spray which we did for a few weeks and he referred us to a specialist. The spray did actually seem to make a bit of a difference, but we stopped when we finished the prescription since we didn't want to keep giving him steroids. Then came spring, summer, lots of travel, and now we're back in NZ, and during all of this, his breathing definitely improved. It's not perfect, still snores, and if he's just sitting around listening to something and relaxes his muscles you can hear the little snorey grunt breathing as well, but definitely much better than it was.
we finally had the appointment with the specialist. DH took him. She took one look at his tonsils and declared him winner in tonsil size. She wants to remove them. She said this stuff doesn't usually get cleared up until age 6 or 7, that it's possible it's better because of it being summer and will get worse with winter again, when he has colds, etc. prolonged sleep apnea can cause behavior and development problems in children. That said, anasthesia can always have complications and I read is not great for little kids either. Infection, and bleeding are all possible complications. If we schedule him now it would take a few months before he's actually called in. We could wait, and she will follow up in 6 months, and then if we want surgery would still take a few more months for him after that to get scheduled. He's always been super healthy. I guess I feel weird taking out a body part ( they may do adenoids too once they're in there) and putting him through surgery for something that seems to be improving. On the other hand if waiting it out is causing permanent damage that's not great either.
ETA: he's still 3 but guessing surgery won't happen till he's 4.