Michelle - posted on 11/24/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )
my 4 month old stops breathing at times for no known reason he has reflux and was hospitalised at 4 weeks for testing but the brain scan was clear for syndromal/ or seizure type activity. When I asked what i should do if he stopped breathing again the doctors response was .. ."Whatever" do what u did last time!
I was hoping that it would abate with age but it seems to be happening more often especially when we are in the car or out shopping. I don't leave him to cry because he seems to gag on his own tears and then just stops breathing and becomes unresponsive. It also occurs without crying when we notice that he has just quietly stopped breathing in his sleep. Sometimes he turns purple other times there are no signs other than the lack of chest rise and fall, we have a sids monitor and have had to use resuscitation methods on several occasions .. it's not not like when they just hold their breath for a time and it's really worrying me.He also gets thick clear mucus plugs that come away after these episodes but not at every incident. The doctors say he isn't congested but at night his chest rattles.
Has anyone had a similar experience with their child or with these symptoms?