Problems with feeding and breathing may occur with your child. Although the jaw normally grows a lot during puberty correcting the problem, your infant may need help now. It is important that you have your child evaluated and follow necessary procedures to ensure they are getting an adequate supply of nutrition and oxygen. Symptoms vary from child to child and include:
Children with Micrognathia differ in the need for treatment and which treatments are offered. Non-surgical therapies include:
Prone Positioning â€“ If your child sleeps on his stomach, the positioning thrusts his tongue base forward to clear his airway.
Nasopharyngeal Airways â€“ This is a flexible tube with a flared end that can be inserted into your childâ€™s nostril and into the nasal passageway to create an open airway.
Special Nipples â€“ Special nipples and feeding methods are available for your infant with
In some cases, your child may require surgery. Surgical treatments include:
RSVP Home Care is a home care company owned and operated by respiratory therapists who are dedicated to helping you and your child achieve the best care and lifestyle possible. We have the medical equipment necessary to help with all your familiesâ€™ needs arising from Micrognathia. We also offer 24-hour support to help in time of need. Call RSVP Home Care for your medical equipment for people with Micrognathia.
Ventilators â€“ LTV 950 and 1150 Trilogy
Ventilator supplies; circuits, humidifiers
Aerosol compressors (50 PSI) & supplies
Nebulizers & supplies
Suction machines & supplies (oral and tracheal)
Trach. Tubes (Shiley, Bivona, Smiths) standard & custom sizes
High pressure systems
Oximeters and Probes
Enteral pumps & poles
Nutrients & feeding kits
G-tubes, N/G tubes & supplies
MIC-KEY buttons & supplies
Complete line of dressings & gauze supplies
Incontinent supplies & Uri logical supplies