Friday, August 6, 2010

cause for concern?

Ever since I can remember Lucas has made this really strange sound when he's crawling around. But there are also times when he does it when he's sitting down in his high chair or even asleep. I've tried to mention it to the pediatrician before but it's impossible to explain and even more impossible to imitate. The best thing I could describe it as is a grunt through his windpipe/throat as if he's not getting enough air or as if his esophogus is too small or tightens to much and you can hear the air come in and out. It's more of a grunt than a wheeze or breath.

It's the strangest thing. I actually took some vids last night to try to get the sound on video so that when I take him to the pediatrician- hopefully next week- if he doesnt do it for her then I'll have the video/sound for proof. but last night he was cooperating. I'll post it on here too if I can to see if y'all have any thoughts.

It doesnt seem to bother him. But Eric and I are getting increasingly alarmed by it since we dont know what causes it.


Rachael said...

I hate to say this, but you should get EVERYTHING checked out. Ask for a second opinion. It's your maternal instinct... don't ignore it. I did with Macy's head for to long, I knew something was wrong, and we caught it to late! Tripp also made weird noises sometimes... I will never know what that was! Praying for you!

Julianne said...

I agree with Rachael. We (parents)may not be doctors, but know our children and if something seems off. I allowed something I was concerned about to pushed under the rug, and regretted it. We could have potentially bipassed a hospital stwy, and months of sickness. I think with our first kids, we tend to ignore that instinct because we think the doctors know more or BETTER than we do. Keep in mind, God gave YOU your child, not the doc. Good luck!