Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Andrew's appointments are scheduled

Tomorrow morning (yes, tomorrow already!) he sees Dr. C in ENT. I hope we can get some answers. Either he has large adenoids and he'll need to have them removed, or he just snores and he'll outgrow it. Either way, we should know more tomorrow. I have heard from a few people that he is very good and thorough. I like that I got right in with him tomorrow! I was expecting a month (or more) wait. The receptionist (or HUC) I was talking to on the phone asked if he snored and if he had other issues; I told her it was just the snoring and she said it sounds like her son, who had surgery and then did much better.

On September 22nd, he sees Dr. H, the specialist in infant and toddler behaviors. She should be able to help us with his head hitting. I am thinking, maybe the two are related. Maybe he is tired from not getting restful sleep as a result of the snoring, which is causing him to be tired and act out during the day.

Hopefully we get him all fixed up! I don't think there is anything "wrong" with him. He is very social--he smiles at people, says "hi" and "bye" to people in the stores (complete, random strangers) and is very affectionate.
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A question for all of you parents out there, just to find out how normal this is: does/did your toddler snore? I have always thought it was normal, but am finding out that co-workers' toddlers do not snore.

10 comments:

Musical Daddy said...

Younger Bro kind of snuffles when he sleeps, but I think that's just because he's only 8 weeks old. I seem to remember The Boy doing that at that age.

The Boy does not snore, although he has occasional sighs and has lots of nightmares. If he's contorted interestingly, then he'll snore a little bit until poked.

There are nights, though, when The Wife and The Boy are trading snores like in one of those old cartoons...

Birdee said...

I dont remember DS snoring but my LO sure is noisy in the night, I'm about ready to put him in his crib in his room. (Naaah, not yet ;}

Kickin' Kari said...

My Noah sometimes does, but not like a grown man would snore, and only when he is SUPER tired.

Hope you get some good answers tomorrow!

MommyP said...

Ok, well, I answered this in the last post, but I'll do it again. He only does it RARELY now that his tonsils and adenoids are out. And when he does, it's usually because his allergies are bothering him. But it's not ridiculously loud like it was before.

Sarah said...

on behalf of Andrew's future wife, I hope snoring wont be an issue for him!

B occassionally sort of snores. It is more of a cute quiet snore. I have never thought of it as an issue- more so louder breathing. hope that makes some sense!

Kaci said...

Good luck tomorrow at the ENT. Neither of mine have ever snored, except when they were sick/congested and couldn't breathe right when they were awake or asleep.

On an unrelated note, I have a BumGenius question. I have a mix so my BG don't get a lot of use, but I've had some friends ask my opinion on them. I've read on forums that they start to stink after a few months of use, have you had any problems? (Most of the forums I frequent seem to have a lot of work at home moms who sew/sell their own diapers and I wonder if they are a little biased. An "outside" opinion would be nice.) Thanks!

the mol said...

about BG's: they don't smell too pretty after awhile but time out in the sun makes it ALL better, and vinegar helps. The smell isn't something that you notice on the kid necessarily, until you are changing them.

Shannon said...

Both mine snore on occasion. Usually when they're in a certain position.

Good luck tomorrow!

Cate said...

Lex snores occasionally. But he has really bad seasonal allergies so we've linked it to the days we don't give him his full dose of zyrtec.

Sarah said...

Kaci: I am adding my 2 cents about the BG's. (I sew my own and use BG's and happy heinys) but yes, they do have an ammonia sort of smell. so far I have dont nothing more then adding an extra rinse. So... rinse, prewash, wash, rince and rinse again. Then they dont stink coming out of the wash, but as soon as he pees them, then they stink!!! The hemp inserts are the worst.

sorry sarah, we are highjacking your blog!!!!