I am preparing for visits with an ear, nose, and throat doctor and a sleep specialist because I think my 22 month old might be experiencing sleep apnea. I already know from our family doctor that he has pretty large tonsils. I am afraid that surgery might be the recommendation. I understand that it has been found to be an effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea in children, but I am generally against surgery. I would much rather address the root of the problem.
Here's what we've done so far:
-allergy cover for his mattress (but not ours -- we bed share part of the night)
-HEPA filter for the bedroom (we have a dog)
-he has always been fed gluten-free because I am gluten intolerant
-he is also off cow dairy, eggs, tomatoes, and chocolate because they give him diaper rash (I do give him goat and sheep dairy)
-I have recently removed the above things from my diet because he is breastfed
I haven't been able to find any resources in support of keeping the body intact. Can you point me to any?
Thank you for considering my question and responding.