5 year old daughter w/ tubes in ears. just diagnosed w "great to severe" sleep apnea. should both adenoids and tonsils come out

Tracy - posted on 01/20/2015 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My 5 year old daughter just diagnosed with sleep apnea. She had tubes put in when she was a year old due to constant ear infections. They want to take them out but are also wanting to take out adenoids and tonsils. She also has bad allergies and seems to always be congested at some level. Me and her dad are in disagreement about whether to wait or to do one or both now. I want to do it now before she starts school and he says to wait another 2 years or so. Suggestions please!

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Tracy - posted on 01/21/2015

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We'll I think my hubby has finally realized how much she might need everything out. He heard how she wakes up coughing for air and breathing heavy and agreed with me. They referred me to a pediatric ent ( didn't know there was a difference). So we'll see. Thank u so much for the extra input.

Tracy - posted on 01/20/2015

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It's ok I'm still trying figure all the medical technicalities out myself. I'm on the fence about the tonsils. Her ent is supposed to call me thus week to go over her sleep study results, so maybe with the apnea added it might put a different spin on things. Just going to have to take all thus one step at a time I guess. :-)

Tracy - posted on 01/20/2015

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I definitely agree with adenoids it's the tonsils were in debate about. She has never really had problems with tonsils, it's more in her ears and nose that have been headaches. Her ent has only said that her tonsils are of 'moderate' size. It's the taking of tonsils I'm unsure of. Part of me want to avoid possible future pain with the tonsils but another part says take care of the adenoids which are apparently causing pain now and wait on tonsils. Hubby thinks she's been through a lot of medical problems with tubes, speech impairment, and now sleep apnea/ a&ad. I see his point but also am looking at trying to get it all done now.

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