I've been taking Tucker to various doctors, trying to figure out what's going on with him. He seems incredibly immature for his age at times and he's really always struggled socially and academically at school even though testing and a conversation can prove how bright he is. I recently took him to a developmental pediatrician who, along with a long series of questions was able to tell me that Tucker's brain works in a very dyslexic way. That's not to say that he is dyslexic, just his brain is not functioning like the average persons. BUT, since he's so intelligent, he's come up with many coping techniques. She also suggested that I take him for a sleep study. Sleep Apnea is something I've suspected for awhile with Tucker. I'd taken him to the ENT years earlier and he told me I needed to "watch Tucker sleep" Uh, I have several kids and when they sleep, I typically sleep too! That never happened. The new doc sent him to a sleep lab and what do you know? Tucker has mild to moderate sleep apnea! I took him back to the ENT and sure enough, his tonsils and adnoids ARE enlarged and DO need to be surgically removed! This is something that they could've diagnosed via xray, years ago! SO, Tucker is currently having a wide array of tests done at school for his IEP this month. He will be having surgery probably early next year and I'm hoping and praying that this will all help him be a happier, more successful kid! Because, MAN! He's getting irritable!