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Central apnea and co2

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Tammylvs +0 points · over 6 years ago Original Poster

Hi, my son has had mixed apnea from birth, full term no problems at birth. No 2 yo. On 2 out of 3 sleep studies it has show paradoxical breathing and high levels of co2. And looks like it's when he's having a central apnea that it happens. Has anyone experiance this and what did your Drs suggest? We are waiting to be referred to a neurologist.

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sleeptech +0 points · about 6 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

Paediatrics is not my field but, in adults at least, high CO2 suggests that he needs to get more air in and out, which would require BiPAP. I know it is used for kids that age. It should also address any central apnoea. Depending upon the cause, I surgical intervention can be successful in children and in some instances.

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