I have learned that there can always be some drama when you are trying to advocate for your child and there is someone on the other end who wants to deny you services. Last couple of weeks we have been dealing with some major reflux and sleep apnea. Do you think we could get a sleep study referral. I will not recount all that we went through because I honestly don't have the energy to go back to the anger that I felt. It can be so draining.
Wysdom always has had some apnea in my opinion. For sure he has had reflux and horrible reflux at times that entails throwing up and gagging more than 5 plus times a day. We have never really counted the full amount...on those days it is just to crazy(I am afraid to know the real number, it could be double digits on some days). So a couple of weeks ago(before we started the blenderized diet)Wysdom had another crazy bout where we have to put him on pedialyte. So after this I was bent on getting some further appointments. I know enough from all of you mom's out there that apnea and reflux can lead to permanent damage to the lungs and heart. So I thought I could call up our doctor and as for a referral. I could never have been more wrong.
Long story short, after fighting, arguing and calling around and doing some detective work so to speak. We got in for some preliminary appointments. Wysdom was seen last week and had a neck xray to rule out and obstruction and a referral to our ENT for a sleep study. As well as an EKG to rule out any damage to the heart from the apnea. The crazy thing is this and it's crazy. By the time we had gone through all the drama and argued for days to get an appointment, we had already found our own partial solution. To remove formula from his diet!!!! So NOW we have a very different child on our hands. He is sleeping better and refluxing less. So now we have many appointments for the future to deal with but for now we are rejoicing that the apnea and reflux have calmed down enough that I can go to bed before 3 am and that he can sleep in a bed a little and not just in a bouncy chair.
So in realty it is that the drama has pushed us to take things into our own hands and not depend solely on others for our son's well being. It is the drama that caused us to move to a Blenderized diet of real food that we feed Wysdom via the g tube. It is the drama that has lead us to some real answers. So as much as I hate the drama. .it helped us this time.
His x ray and urine sample came back good. Next we go to the ENT at the end of the month and go from there!!!