Thursday, March 12, 2009

Respiracy Theory

I have a theory.
Follow me for a minute.
I was listening to NPR, which is where most of my theories begin including the one about how Rene Montagne, Michele Norris and Carol Wertheimer are all the same person. But I digress...

They were talking about sleep apnea in kids and how one persnickety kid didn't know he had it until he was twelve and then they took out his enlarged adenoids and his personality changed entirely. Maybe because it was the first time he'd slept a full eight hours ever. They said his only symptom was snoring and waking up tired.

Well my daughter doesn't wake up grouchy, not in the morning anyway, but she does wake up often at night. Not fully, but enough to either mumble or get out of bed or catch her breath and make a snarfle. Last night she came into our bed (big shock) and proceeded to swing at me half the night. And she snores. Loudly. She's basically had a cold since she was born, but even on the rare occasion when she doesn't have a runny nose, she still snores. She's like an 82 year old man. AND she doesn't talk. I know she can hear but I don't know how well she can hear. She says words but her pronunciation is crazy. I'd say she has about 25 words which is probably normal, but my theory is that she has enlarged adenoids and tonsils and all of it has to go. Then she'll be able to sleep and hear and she'll stop snoring and start talking and then we'll really be in trouble.

I should have been a doctor. Except that when I had a mole removed on my belly recently and had to change the band-aid, I almost passed out.

I'll stick to writing.

4 comments:

balgamalga said...

I think you're on to something...

Jules said...

Hey Susie. This is Julia. You should definitely check that out. I still have my tonsils, and I was diagnosed with sleep apnea last summer, and it is miserable, but now you know why I didn't talk to anyone in the office until I had coffee...

Anyway, the surgery is supposed to be wayyyy painful when you are over the age of like 4.

Miss you and hope you are doing well!

Inner Toddler said...

Hi stranger! Thanks for the tip. She has her two year check up in April so I'll mention it. Yes, I definitely would want to take of it, if anything's wrong, sooner than later.

I'm so sorry you're dealing with sleep apnea! During law school! uch. what's next? A world economic crisis? Wait, we're already experiencing that...

xox

balgamalga said...

I still think there's fluid in her ears and tubes would clear everything up. I'd be referred to an ENT specialist next time you go the the doctor's.

Dr.Fou Fou (you know...the one who took care of your grammy when she lived out here.)