Last night my baby (19) spent the night at a sleep center for a sleep study, and this morning we were told he has sleep apnea. This wasn't surprising since he snores loudly and weighs 300 pounds. But I couldn't, and still can't, help but feel so guilty for my part in letting him eat his way to this. I wish I could go back and redo so much-instead of taking him to fast food places for the toys with the fattening meals, I wish I'd cooked more at home and did active stuff with him.
Now I know he's old enough to make his own choices pretty much and his food choices are not good. There are no veggies and few fruits in his diet. And activity is close to nothing.
His doctor has told him he needs to walk 30 mn/day but he chooses to sit as his computer.
He starts back to college next month which is a little more activity. He worked for a while this summer but was laid off :(
Anyway, I just wanted to say if you're a parent, make good choices for your kids NOW while you can-you won't regret it later! I'm sure when I see my son with that cpap mask on each night, I will regret my past decisions over & over!!
Sorry for the long post, needed to vent