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Low oxygen saturation in infant
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Low oxygen saturation in infant

7 month old boy, very healthy, happy and has good color. Hitting all developmental milestones. He is sleeping only 20 minutes at a time and sleeps no more than 5 hours in a 24 hour period, and has maintained this sleep pattern since birth. Home monitoring equip showed very low oxygen levels at night with random tachicardic and bradycardic episodes throughout the night. Hospialized 6 days ago and can't maintain normal oxygen levels without oxygen on. Bradycardic with oxygen sat. down to 82% or lower without oxygen. Only happens at night, pediatric cardiologist says heart looks fine, Dr.'s have no idea what it is.
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Sorry to hear about your son's problems. Based on what you've described, it could be a number of different issues, but one thing to consider (since you're in the Sleep Apnea forum) is obstructive sleep apnea. Even infants can have it. Talk to your pediatrician if this is a possibility. If either of his parents snore, even more likely.
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