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GRAMMACATHY's Photo GRAMMACATHY Posts: 19,235
9/21/13 12:20 P

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There are things to help fyiliving.com/health/sleep/sleep-apn
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Interesting article, but the mouth exercises are boring. I suggested starting with daily practice on a harmonica. Your child will have a stronger palate and musical skills. Also, lots of physical exercise seems to help stop central apnea. not sure why. Maybe the brain is properly exercised.



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TRACYDUKA's Photo TRACYDUKA Posts: 951
9/21/13 11:32 A

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yeah the doctors want us to monitor my son, because my gramma had sleep apnea, my mom has sleep apnea, I have sleep apnea, and my son suffers from severe allergies/asthma, and recently had his adenoids removed. They think part of my sleep apnea is due to heredity and part of it is my weight. I pray continuously that my son doesn't have it or develop it.

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9/20/13 12:41 P

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Ha.....I can't do Snuffy's voice, but what a great lesson on woolly mammoths too. Read a little Sesame Street while imitating Snuffy. All good teachers use props. Your Mom is a natural.

Kids love new toys. The cpap is definitely a toy to be approached with fun and enthusiasm.

Another one for kids is to turn the mask and hose into fire fighting gear. Either the mask and oxygen hose for entering a fire or the hose to put out the fire. This is for four year old boys and some girls. The humidifier is the water tank on the fire truck. Help the child decorate the cpap with a box painted red with fire engine parts. I wrote a whole poem for a parent of child who was getting a cpap. Luckily, they decided on removing the tonsils and adenoids first. She didn't come back, so assuming the surgery was a success.



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TRACYDUKA's Photo TRACYDUKA Posts: 951
9/20/13 10:11 A

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My mom has one, and to help my niece get over being afraid of it, she'd call it a snuffalupagus (sp?) The wooly mammoth thing on sesame street. So, that's been also the nickname given to mine.

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GRAMMACATHY's Photo GRAMMACATHY Posts: 19,235
9/19/13 12:38 P

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Tracy, I need to repost the thread of all the fun things you can do with a cpap. One of them is to put the theme to Top Gun on and slap that mask on and pretend you are a pilot.

My favorite was when an older friend who was a Center Manager for Head Start told me that she uses the hose like a boa. At work she proceeded to hum the strip song and shimmy with her imaginary boa. Now mind you this is a very prim business woman. I about split a gut laughing and that was when I realized that it was not the machine that bothered my husband, it was the lack of fun and humor.

You will figure out your own sexy moves. Add some fun and humor too.

PS: when the grand kids came to stay when they were little, I pretended to be an elephant and later Darth Vader.



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TRACYDUKA's Photo TRACYDUKA Posts: 951
9/19/13 9:44 A

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whoohoo for getting sexier! Well, I'm a lucky gal because I snagged my man before I got my machine, so it can only get better from here! :D

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GRAMMACATHY's Photo GRAMMACATHY Posts: 19,235
9/18/13 10:49 P

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www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/14/cp
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Love the Huffington Post. Great article. Also check out slideshow at bottom.



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