Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sleep study

Quick update:

Boys are doing great. Alex got through his pneumonia in record time from times past and we are so thankful. Two weeks after he got sick, he had already gotten off of the oxygen during the day!!!! We could have never guessed that as sick as he had sounded that first week but he is simply amazing so I don't know why we sit around acting surprised anymore.

He is still on oxygen at night and in fact goes in for his long awaited sleep study tomorrow and we are feeling a wee bit anxious. Daddy has generously offered to take him and "sleep" (ha,ha) overnight at the clinic with him while Mommy stays home with Nicholas. They only allow one parent to stay over at the clinic. From our fact sheet that they sent us, he will be hooked up to 17 different sensors to his head and face alone to determine when he is sleeping and what stage of sleep he is in, a belt around his tummy and chest to watch his breathing patterns, two sensors on his chest to monitor heart rate and rhythm, a canula in his nose and sensor on his upper lip to measure breathing patterns. I'm wondering with all of this AND being in a new place over night, are they really going to be able to monitor his sleeping or just his fitful cries as he says "get these off of me and take me home, take me home." We are told that it can take several weeks before the specialist looks at all the data and we are given the results. We are hopeful that Alex will be a very boring study and that we can just check this one off the list without further ado!

Promise to be back soon with pics!!

4 comments:

Liz Keicher said...

Great news that Alex is feeling better! We're sending prayers that things go well for Alex during the study, and the results are favorable. Love the pic of "the boys" on your header...

Stephanie said...

I know it sounds like a lot, but it's really not that bad! I'm sure Alex will e a rock star tomorrow night-I was anxious the first couple sleep studies he had but he really surprised me and slept soundly most of the night. I'll be thinking of you guys tomorrow and praying you get positive results. Be sure to keep us posted! Hugs!

Jill said...

Hope you get some good results!! Glad to hear he got over the pneumonia quickly.

Amanda said...

I'm so glad the boys are doing better - maybe complete your camping trip?!
Here's hoping for a boring night!