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My 2 1/2 year old daughter has been diagnosed with Sleep apnoea. She stops breathing (which I have witnessed) every few hours when asleep for up to 3 seconds before gasping awake. Its horrific! She has surgery next week to remove tonsils and adenoids in an initial attempt to deal with it. The hospital did not put her down as urgent and I struggle with this. How can a toddler stopping breathing and not using any assistance like a CPAP machine etc not be classed as urgent. I hope and pray that this surgery resolves the issue although info I have received has also told me the lack of sleep has probably affected her brain activity and learning ability. My poor sweet angel


Posted by angel_mon, 7th February 2014


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  • My sister in law and her siblings only just found out 30 years later that they all had serious apnea and it was only found out by accident as she snores frequenty ( one of the signs ). Thank goodness , it is found out now . I would ask them what is classified as urgent so not sure how it is assessed , The machine was a total of $2000, but lucky she could claim back most of it . She says she looks like a star war character when she sleeps with the mask .

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  • That is so scary … good Luck

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  • great to read this story

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  • nice story to have a read

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  • I don’t think I’d be able to sleep if I was in your position.

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  • love and hugs to you hun, I had a friend diagnosed with it cause I witnessed it, and I know how scary that it, even more so in a child, I hope everyhing works out

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  • wishing you positive thoughts and hope all goes well

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  • Hope it all went well! It is horrible to think such a little person will be going through surgery of any kind! Good luck with everything!

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  • I would be beside myself – hope the surgery was a success

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  • That is so horrible, you poor things! I would think that is a priority

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  • You poor, poor thing. Sometimes the system is so unfair with its classifications. It must be terrifying for you as a mother to see this happen. Send my prayers out to you and your daughter. xxx

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  • i hope all is ok

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  • My baby just had an episode but I dont think is sleep apnoea. Thank GOD it was only a once off and scared the s**t out of me.

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  • thats no good i hope its all ok now :)

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  • I hope everything went well!!

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