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Help! Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in Toddler

Hi my 2 year old has had recurrent viral infections/tonsillitis since December 2013. As a result her adenoids and tonsils are so enlarged that she has been admitted to hospital twice with breathing difficulties while sleeping (stridor, chest retractions, cyanosis, apnoeic episodes). She has now taken to sitting up in her sleep.

I have ordered some probiotics to try and help her gut flora after two rounds of anti biotics. She has also had one dose of oral steroids.

I am feeding her breastmilk (she had fully weaned, but I am expressing a bottle a day for her as I have a new baby). I have increased her vitamin d intake and am giving high dose vitamin c. She is unvaccinated.

I believe emotional link to origin as I was in hospital with pregnancy complications for two months prior to her first episode of illness. She had only stopped breastfeeding the month before I went into hospital and had never been away from me for even 1 night before this. Big impact on her. When I finally came home it was with a new baby so maybe some issues there too.

ENT doctors are pushing for surgery, but no date as yet. I really want to avoid that route.

Any suggestions or help gratefully appreciated.
 
  palaeoberry on 2014-04-23
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Please answer the applicable questions below so that I may be able to select a remedy. Answer under the questions leaving them in place:

1. Age, weight, height
2. Physical appearance of the child e.g. thin, chubby
3. Have the growth milestones (e.g. teething, standing, walking, talking etc. )achieved early, on time or late
4. What are the symptoms of the health problem
5. What makes the problem better without using medicines
6. What makes the problem worse without using medicines
7. How is the child behaving during this problem
8. How long the problem has been there
9. What is the reason of the problem in mother’s view
10. How is the child’s thirst & appetite
11. What does the child like to eat
12. What does the child dislike in food
13. How is the stool & urine
14. How is the child’s sleep
15. What is the child afraid of (animals, insects, darkness, alone etc.)
16. Where does the child sweat normally
17. How much does the child sweat (little, moderate, a lot)
18. Any problems with nose, throat, ears, chest
19. Describe the nature of the child (shy, headstrong etc. give details)
20. Is the child normally cold or hot
21. Was it a planned pregnancy
22. How was the pregnancy of the mother (morning sickness, bleeding, happy, sad, tense etc)
23. How is the relationship of mother & father
24. What diseases run in your family (mother & father)
 
fitness 7 years ago
1. Age 2, weight 10kg ish height unsure, but on small end of scale for her age group.

2. Petite but muscular structure. Has long face with lower jaw pushed forward due to mouth breathing.

3. Met all milestones early, standing and speaking in sentences at 8 months.

4. Symptoms of health problem: mouth breathing, snoring, stridor, chest retractions, often has runny nose which varies from clear to yellow green mucus, intermittent spiking of fever (mostly untreated) which coincides with greeny yellow mucus, episodes of stopping breathing at night or nap time, swollen tonsils which can become very red and infected when fighting Viral infections, blue greyish lips due to lack of oxygen in deep sleep.

5. better with cold moist air, cold fluids, outdoors, fruit except bananas.

6. Worse with warm dry air, indoors, bananas, dairy products, when sleeping.

7. Behaviour when not sleeping is generally very active ( when feverish is tearful, doesn't want food). When sleeping can cry out, frequent coughing episodes, sleeping sitting up at times, waking around 2.30am.

8. Problem began end of December 2013 with virus, very high fever, tonsillitis.

9. I think root of problem is emotional. Prior to onset of illness pattern I was in hospital for two months due to pregnancy complications. Before this I was her main carer, she had never spent a night away from me. She had only stopped breastfeeding the month before. Just prior to onset of illness she was sent to stay with family for two night (her father had taken time off work when I became ill so was caring for her, but had come to the hospital tobe with me for planned delivery ). She had never stayed away from homewithout one of us before. She also did not see me for a week prior to onset of illness (they visited 2-3 times normally).

10. Drinks lots of water, refuses food when feverish, but currently good appetite.

11. Favourite foods over this time cheese, pasta, strawberries, bananas, cereal pouches (brown rice, yoghurt and fruit blended smooth).

12. Dislikes eggs, went off protein for awhile, but now eats again. Refusing to eat brocolli (previous favourite).

13. Stool less frequent ( once a day previous 3-4 times) variable between hard strong smelling pebbly and soft, copious and smelly. Urine normal, less when feverish.

14. Sleep very disturbed, night waking especially around 2-3 am. Coughing and semi wakeful crying. Sleep was very disturbed after I went into hospital, up multiple times had to sleep in with father, took a while to reduce to once a night when I got home.

15. Afraid of darkness and being alone in darkness.

16. Sweat is normal levels except when fever, moderate sweats on torso.

18. Nose - running all the time, sometimes clear, sometimes green yellow mucus. Seems blocked, cannotbbreathe through. Trys to stick fingers, ribbons, food up it regularly as if irritated. Ears appear sore sometimes, likes them rubbed, tries to stick things in ears. Chest clear. Tonsils very enlarged, but not currently infected.

19. She is headstrong, very bright, no fear, very verbal from young age, likes climbing. Very smiley happy personality, lots of laughter and energy. Frustrated tears when does not get own way.

20. Normally hotter child, does not tend to cold extremities.

21. Planned pregnancy

22. Morning sickness was mild, quite sad and tense time as mother in law died when three months pregnant. Her father grieved very deeply and sufferedPTSD due to nature of his mothers death.

23. Relationship strong and happy after some difficult times. Love and laughter very much a part of our home.

24. Mother disease - ENT loss of hearing due to first DTP vaccine treated homeopathically (no further vaccines). Lots of mucus, sinus problems during early life. Hearing loss in family member relating to Scarlett fever too.

Father: allergies, eczema, asthma prevalent in family, irritable bowel conditions.

Thanks.
 
palaeoberry 7 years ago
1. Age, weight, height

Age 2, weight 10kg ish height unsure, but on small end of scale for her age group.

2. Physical appearance of the child e.g. thin, chubby

Petite but muscular structure. Has long face with lower jaw pushed forward due to mouth breathing.

3. Have the growth milestones (e.g. teething, standing, walking, talking etc. )achieved early, on time or late

Met all milestones early, standing and speaking in sentences at 8 months.

4. What are the symptoms of the health problem

Symptoms of health problem: mouth breathing, snoring, stridor, chest retractions, often has runny nose which varies from clear to yellow green mucus, intermittent spiking of fever (mostly untreated) which coincides with greeny yellow mucus, episodes of stopping breathing at night or nap time, swollen tonsils which can become very red and infected when fighting Viral infections, blue greyish lips due to lack of oxygen in deep sleep.

5. What makes the problem better without using medicines

better with cold moist air, cold fluids, outdoors, fruit except bananas.

6. What makes the problem worse without using medicines

Worse with warm dry air, indoors, bananas, dairy products, when sleeping.

7. How is the child behaving during this problem

Behaviour when not sleeping is generally very active ( when feverish is tearful, doesn't want food). When sleeping can cry out, frequent coughing episodes, sleeping sitting up at times, waking around 2.30am.

8. How long the problem has been there

Problem began end of December 2013 with virus, very high fever, tonsillitis.

9. What is the reason of the problem in mother’s view

I think root of problem is emotional. Prior to onset of illness pattern I was in hospital for two months due to pregnancy complications. Before this I was her main carer, she had never spent a night away from me. She had only stopped breastfeeding the month before. Just prior to onset of illness she was sent to stay with family for two night (her father had taken time off work when I became ill so was caring for her, but had come to the hospital tobe with me for planned delivery ). She had never stayed away from homewithout one of us before. She also did not see me for a week prior to onset of illness (they visited 2-3 times normally).

10. How is the child’s thirst & appetite

Drinks lots of water, refuses food when feverish, but currently good appetite.

11. What does the child like to eat

Favourite foods over this time cheese, pasta, strawberries, bananas, cereal pouches (brown rice, yoghurt and fruit blended smooth).

12. What does the child dislike in food

Dislikes eggs, went off protein for awhile, but now eats again. Refusing to eat brocolli (previous favourite).

13. How is the stool & urine

Stool less frequent ( once a day previous 3-4 times) variable between hard strong smelling pebbly and soft, copious and smelly. Urine normal, less when feverish.

14. How is the child’s sleep

Sleep very disturbed, night waking especially around 2-3 am. Coughing and semi wakeful crying. Sleep was very disturbed after I went into hospital, up multiple times had to sleep in with father, took a while to reduce to once a night when I got home.

15. What is the child afraid of (animals, insects, darkness, alone etc.)

Afraid of darkness and being alone in darkness.

16. Where does the child sweat normally
17. How much does the child sweat (little, moderate, a lot)

Sweat is normal levels except when fever, moderate sweats on torso.

18. Any problems with nose, throat, ears, chest

Nose - running all the time, sometimes clear, sometimes green yellow mucus. Seems blocked, cannot breathe through. Tries to stick fingers, ribbons, food up it regularly as if irritated. Ears appear sore sometimes, likes them rubbed, tries to stick things in ears. Chest clear. Tonsils very enlarged, but not currently infected.

19. Describe the nature of the child (shy, headstrong etc. give details)

She is headstrong, very bright, no fear, very verbal from young age, likes climbing. Very smiley happy personality, lots of laughter and energy. Frustrated tears when does not get own way.

20. Is the child normally cold or hot

Normally hotter child, does not tend to cold extremities.

21. Was it a planned pregnancy

Planned pregnancy

22. How was the pregnancy of the mother (morning sickness, bleeding, happy, sad, tense etc)

Morning sickness was mild, quite sad and tense time as mother in law died when three months pregnant. Her father grieved very deeply and suffered PTSD due to nature of his mothers death.

23. How is the relationship of mother & father

Relationship strong and happy after some difficult times. Love and laughter very much a part of our home.

24. What diseases run in your family (mother & father)

Mother disease - ENT loss of hearing due to first DTP vaccine treated homeopathically (no further vaccines). Lots of mucus, sinus problems during early life. Hearing loss in family member relating to Scarlett fever too.

Father: allergies, eczema, asthma prevalent in family, irritable bowel conditions.

Sorry re-formatted.
 
palaeoberry 7 years ago
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palaeoberry 7 years ago
Your remedy is: Medorrhinum 200c.

HOW TO TAKE THE REMEDY:
Please take one dose. Just one dose. Not daily.
Report back in 7 days with changes observed.

TIME OF DOSE:
At night before sleeping.
Don’t take any more dose or any other remedy unless I tell you.

PILLS/PELLETS:
If your remedy is in the form of pills:
One dose is one pill.
Dissolve the pill in your mouth.

LIQUID REMEDY:
If your remedy is in liquid form:
Put one drop of the remedy in half glass of water, stir and take one tea spoon from it.
That’s one dose.

PRECAUTIONS:
Don’t take any other homeopathic remedy during this treatment.
Give a break of at least 10 minutes before eating/drinking anything before or after taking the remedy.
During the course of treatment, don’t eat anything which you have never had all your life.

HOMEOPATHIC AGGRAVATION
Sometimes the symptoms for which treatment is being done can worsen after taking the homeopathic remedy. This is homeopathic aggravation and a good sign. It usually dies down within 24-48 hrs. During this time you can use any non-medicinal means to keep yourself comfortable. If the aggravation seems excessive, you can use any & all means necessary (including taking allopathic medicines) to keep yourself comfortable. Keep your homeopath fully updated if this happens.

HOW TO GIVE FEEDBACK:
A good example of how to report your progress is by giving %age improvement for all your health problems e.g.
Headache: 30% better
Low energy level: 50% better
Anxiety: 40% better
Sadness: No change
Depression: Worse
And so on list all your complaints.

GENERAL INFO ABOUT HOMEOPATHIC PRESCRIBING:
If someone is giving several remedies, without waiting to see the effect of one remedy, then it is totally against the core principles of homeopathy. Such an approach is unlikely to give permanent cure, rather it may distort actual symptoms making subsequent cure even more difficult.
 
fitness 7 years ago
Thank you I will order it and report back.
 
palaeoberry 7 years ago

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