Post Reply 
11 year old
Author Message
SleeplessMom Offline

New Members

Posts: 3
Joined: Feb 2016

Machine: None
Mask Type: Not using mask
Mask Make & Model: None
Humidifier: None
CPAP Pressure: None
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Undisclosed
Location:

Post: #1
11 year old
My 11 year old is always tired, exhausted, pale and just not doing well. He had several issues in his young age, but no real diagnosis. In the past few months he has been having issues with feeling faint, dizzy and his heart racing. So last night I ran a pulse ox on him to see if it showed anything in general. Can any of you just give me your general opinions regarding his chart.

He has a Cardiology follow-up in a week, and has been seen once to establish care by a Pulmonary Dr. I personally am not affected by sleep apnea, but do have another child who has had sleep issues since birth.

I appreciate any comments!    
02-28-2016 02:55 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Mosquitobait Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 746
Joined: Apr 2015

Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 For Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10
Humidifier: integrated, Climate line tube
CPAP Pressure: 9-12
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: RLS and Bradycardia

Sex: Female
Location: Minneapolis

Post: #2
RE: 11 year old
I know nothing about childhood sleep apnea, but it looks like he has major drops during REM periods.
02-28-2016 03:06 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
PoolQ Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 986
Joined: Jul 2015

Machine: AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6.2, 15, PS4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Sillicon Valley

Post: #3
RE: 11 year old
Okay so I know NOTHING about childhood medical for anything.

That said, I would not expect to see O2 levels drop like that in a child. The good? news is that they are vey short. Average low is 93.7 which would be fine for an adult. Did you tape on the sensor? I use a band aid to hold it in place, not tight, just enough to keep it from moving around too much.

it's good to see that you are doing what you can to help your son. It will be interesting to hear what your Doctor things of this.
02-28-2016 03:24 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
SleeplessMom Offline

New Members

Posts: 3
Joined: Feb 2016

Machine: None
Mask Type: Not using mask
Mask Make & Model: None
Humidifier: None
CPAP Pressure: None
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Undisclosed
Location:

Post: #4
RE: 11 year old
(02-28-2016 03:24 PM)PoolQ Wrote:  Okay so I know NOTHING about childhood medical for anything.

That said, I would not expect to see O2 levels drop like that in a child. The good? news is that they are vey short. Average low is 93.7 which would be fine for an adult. Did you tape on the sensor? I use a band aid to hold it in place, not tight, just enough to keep it from moving around too much.

I did tape the SpO2 on him (not to tight) this is the third read I have done on him. Both had relatively the same average low at 93.9 and 93.6. I appreciate your response, after his first chart, I did reads on myself and other children and his chart(s) are far different then the others.
02-28-2016 04:11 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
trish6hundred Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 6,449
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #5
RE: 11 year old
Hi SleeplessMom,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I wish you good luck with getting your son's problem straightened out.
Much success to the both of you.

trish6hundred
02-28-2016 07:44 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
PaulaO2 Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 8,067
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #6
RE: 11 year old
You can ignore the extreme, sudden drops that have no matching heart rate increases or have extreme heart rate increase/decrease. Those are almost always "faults" with the device moving or something.

If this were mine, I would say the device was on too tight and it moved. That big drop at about the middle is a fault for sure. The cluster later has no unusual heart rate to go along with such sudden, very low drops. For this to be actual events, the heart would have definitely reacted strongly, even in a child.

Our sleeping blood sat rate is normal at above 92%. His average was 93.7. He spent less than 4 minutes under 88%.

Wait until the cardiologist visit. Keep him and you calm until then. You've got enough to worry about without adding to it.

PaulaO2
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


Breathe deeply and count to zen.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
02-29-2016 12:09 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
SleeplessMom Offline

New Members

Posts: 3
Joined: Feb 2016

Machine: None
Mask Type: Not using mask
Mask Make & Model: None
Humidifier: None
CPAP Pressure: None
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Undisclosed
Location:

Post: #7
RE: 11 year old
(02-29-2016 12:09 AM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  Wait until the cardiologist visit. Keep him and you calm until then. You've got enough to worry about without adding to it.

I appreciate your input and will try to keep us both calm before his appointment. With a family history (Father, youngest son) of CSA it has just been a nagging concern. It's best not to let my mind run away with what if thoughts!

Thanks!
02-29-2016 02:17 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Ghost1958 Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 957
Joined: Aug 2014

Machine: PRS1 Series Sixty Auto Aflex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: PRS1 with Heated Hose
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 min 16 max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Moderate to Severe SA Obstructive. Rapid O2 desat off the machine.

Sex: Male
Location: KY

Post: #8
RE: 11 year old
One of the surest ways to know if the child has apnea is watch the child sleep for several hours to see if the child stops or struggles to breathe.
03-01-2016 02:03 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  [Treatment] One Year in and still have tired days Sleepyv 17 529 12-01-2016 02:58 AM
Last Post: kwhenrykerr
  1 year in, some thoughts and advice to newbies ISnoreBadly 14 1,249 08-07-2016 03:07 AM
Last Post: FFOGHORN
  Today is my One Year Anniversary on Apneaboard Forum SaldusMiegas 11 755 04-13-2016 03:05 PM
Last Post: Mosquitobait
  BiPap Blues -- Why Am I Still Tired/Depressed After One Year? sleepyintexas74 4 868 04-08-2016 02:37 PM
Last Post: Shastzi
Rainbow [[[ The Apnea Board 10-Year Anniversary Fundraising Thread ]]] SuperSleeper 27 5,752 01-22-2016 11:14 AM
Last Post: membus
  Happy new year to everybody! OMyMyOHellYes 8 724 01-02-2016 06:14 PM
Last Post: cate1898
  Happy New Year from a Newbe Apneaman1 9 932 01-02-2016 02:33 PM
Last Post: cate1898

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)