Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sleep Study

Asleep, snuggled up in her special Jaxson's Blanket for Babes (it was really dark but the flash made it look light).

The next morning ready to get all that stuff off her head, but still in good spirits!

The sleep study went fine. Well, fine in the sense that she went ALL night without her CPAP mask on. They decided to use the night as a baseline and the tech "unofficially" said she did really well and her naked eye never saw her sats go below 91!!!! WOW! Back in Dec 08 she went down to 69. That's pretty darn low. She had some apnea events but I think they were mainly "central" (brain related) as opposed to obstructive (self explanatory), and seemed to be mild (when watched to the naked eye). So we're hopeful that we might actually be done with the CPAP machine. How exciting would that be???? (CPAP = Continuous Positive Airway Pressure). It ususally takes 2-3 weeks to get the official results, but our doc said he'd do his best to have results to us in time for our trip end of next week, so we know if we need to take the CPAP with us.

From the pictures, however, I'm sure you can imagine she didn't exactly sleep well. In fact she slept horribly, tossing and kicking her feet, reaching for the wires. This went on every 10-45 minutes so I got little to no sleep. I was exhausted. But all is well that ends well, right? ;)


  1. Ok, can we say that tech went a little crazy with the tape? i'm surprised they didn't go over her eyes. Hopefully no more c-pap, wahoo. I remember beind totally exhausted after our sleep study.

  2. Poor little pumpkin!! I know that it looks worse than it is but I know that I would sure have a hard time sleeping normally with all of those wires on my face. I can't believe that she didn't try to pull them off. I hope you get good results regarding the CPAP!! I sure wish we were a little closer to the San Fran area so we could come for a visit while you are there. We want to get up there for a visit anyway but I don't think the timing will be right. Have a great trip!!!

  3. Oh Chloe what a good little patient you are. I would want to pull that tape off my face.