Friday, February 09, 2007
Wednesday night was Noah's sleep study and it went well. By the time he got hooked up to everything, he was very tired and fell right asleep. How anyone can sleep hooked up to so many things is beyond me! We did the first half of the night without oxygen and then added oxygen for the second half. We should get the official results within about a week. But it looks like he has central sleep apnea, rather than obstructive sleep apnea. (So it is his central nervous system that causes him to stop breathing, rather than his tongue obstructing his airway). This is both good and bad news. The good news is that he likely won't need any jaw surgeries since it's not his tongue causing the problem. The bad news is that this problem can't be surgically fixed and he will have to continue to use oxygen for sleeping. It was quite fascinating to watch and we learned alot about sleep.
I'm also back at work now and survived my first two shifts. Things all went really well both at work and here at home. I really enjoyed it and it was a very nice break for me! I'm looking forward to getting out once a week!
We also have a surgery date: May 11th at 12pm. Only 3 months away!!