I am very excited because I may have discovered something HUGE!
When Logan was at the ENT a couple of weeks ago we talked about sleep apnea and the doctor suggested having Logan sit up in a car seat to sleep. At the time I thought that was a little extreme. I just thought about how uncomfortable that would be for him.
Well, since then I have been getting more and more frustrated with how much Logan sleeps (sometimes 18+ hours a day) and he tires easily so we weren't getting much exercise in. Two nights ago I was up at 3am listening to him sleep and I discovered that he was very restless and was coughing a lot. Over the 3 hours I was listening to him there were only short periods where he was still, quiet and not snoring. I was instantly very upset that I had not discovered this earlier. I think the sound of his humidifier in his room was stopping me from hearing how noisey he was. He also never cries at night.
So, for the last two nights he has slept in his car seat and I have seen a huge difference in him! Today, he has only taken one nap (about 2 hours)!! Usually by the afternoon he has napped for over 4 hours. Also, he did great for OT today. OT is usually the hardest for him because he really has no interest in using fine motor skills. Today, he only did a few little things for her, but that was a big difference from past visits.
I still feel like a mean mommy for making him sleep sitting up, but if he is happier and more alert during the day, it's worth it.
Logan will have his hearing tested on the 21st and I plan to talk more to the doctor about what to do for his sleep apnea and laryngomalasia.