Apparently this is what our little man might have. It's technically a soft larynx that tends to partially blocks the airway creating a squeaking noise.
We've had several X-rays done and now I guess we are going to be referred to an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist. We are just waiting to hear back from our Dr... we spent a good 3 hours in emerg last night doing tests and stuff because we had to have X-rays of his throat redone because the radiologist didn't like the ones from the afternoon... then they wanted to check his oxygen level while he ate...
I am stressing out!
However, I just got a call from our Dr and his X-rays came back clear!!! Yay!!! They were worried they saw something on the throat X-ray, like a mass or something. That's why we had to go back for more last night. We are being referred to an ENT in the city too. Just to rule out anything else.
Wow, suddenly my episiotomy issues are of zero concern now.. though I know I need to take care of myself so I am healthy to take care of him.
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2brides, that's awesome to hear! I have read that it's very common.. mind you, we are still waiting for the diagnosis.. need to see the ENT first. But I have a feeling, from watching videos of other baby's with laryngomalacia, that he's got it.
Don't know if any of you remember me but I just happened to be checking back in today and saw this. I weighed the "Creepy" vs. "Helpful" in responding, and remembered how I felt when I was going through the same thing so I thought I'd chime in. Our second little guy had this and it completely resolved by about 8-9 months (which is on the early end of the spectrum). He was VERY loud. Like, it would turn heads loud. But he showed no issues with gaining weight so no interventions needed.
We were already regulars at the ENT so they just did a quick check there (including endoscopy - he was MAD). I admit it's disconcerting if you don't know what it is, but after a while when you realize the baby is totally fine, you stop worrying about it.
ETA to add that we called him Goose for a really long time because he sounded just like one. We'd have moments of zen outside when a flock of Canada Geese would fly overhead and he'd just watch them like ... "Take me to the Mother Ship!" At least that's what we told ourselves he was doing.
If this is what he has, then it is rather mild as he is not having issues with gaining weight, so that means no issues with eating and he doesn't turn purple when he's eating either...
And his squeaking is rather mild too. He gets noisy when he's eating, especially when we burp him. Plus he tends to snore and actually sounds like cat purring at times!
So now we just need to wait for the ENT referral to go through and find out for sure what is going on with him.
Did your little one have issues with acid reflux? I'm wondering if he has that too as he's been spitting up far more than he used to, and he seems to be more agitated at times and then he burps and feels better. So I don't know if it's gas or reflux?
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