Persistent Pediatric OSA post surgeries; Pediatric CPAP?
Has anyone’s child ever had an Adenotonsillectomy and Turbinate reduction YET still had unresolved Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
- After more than a year of night terrors, my 6 y.o. daughter was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea. She got a Partial Tonsillectomy and an Adenoidectomy. That brought her apnea down to a moderate level.
- But since the T+A surgery didn’t completely cure it, she then got a Turbinate Reduction. The turbinates were waxing and waning in size - at one point touching the septum. - Unfortunately, the turbinate reduction didn’t help and the AHI is actually higher now. She still has moderate sleep apnea, has incredibly restless sleep, has daytime fatigue, and has occasional night terrors. - She has tried Flonase to shrink whatever it is may be big in there, but that didn’t do anything either.- She’s not allergic to anything besides dust mites/mold. We constantly wash her mite-resistant sheets. - Both her dad and I have sleep apnea. :(
At this point I’m feeling like I’m running out of options. She’s not overweight (she’s slender, actually), does not have an oversized tongue, nor does not have a obvious small jaw or disproportionate jaw. I am very worried about the cumulative effects of apnea on her cardiovascular health, brain health, general health, etc. *Has anyone experienced something similar with your children? If so, what subsequent treatment did they receive, and did they work?* Has anyone’s children used a pediatric CPAP? If so, how long did they use it for, and did it affect their facial skeleton growth over time? (I have been told that CPAP on children may impede on facial growth). Did the Cpap work? Thank you so much in advance for any feedback!