|Zadie showing off her new tube|
So now that we were back in the sleep lab, we started to get ready for the study. Since she didn't get a good nap that day (she slept for a total of about an hour, in two increments, in the car) and we already had to mess with her to get the new tube in, I was worried she'd be very uncooperative. She did great while the respiratory therapist (RT) started putting the electrodes on her head and body. She got to pick which color wire was put on next. I said to the RT, wow, she's being really good. She said, yeah, this part isn't the hard part. We found out what was. The nasal cannula.
|All smiles for first electrodes|
|Wrap my head up in gauze? Ok!|
|A gauze hat with bunny ears? Great!|
|Nasal cannula...not cool.|
|Occupied with a new coloring book and crayons..|
Zadie didn't know what to do with herself. She was crying on and off, she wanted to be off the bed (but she couldn't be, since she was all wired up and connected already), she wanted me holding her, she wanted me on my own bed, she wanted her milk, she didn't want her milk. I finally got her to lay down by telling her I'd come back to her bed if she put her head on the pillow. She did, and I did, and she fell asleep soon after that. The RT told me when it was safe to move (she could see from her readings when she was in a deep sleep). She slept fairly well, but she did snore a lot (just like Daddy!). I knew that wasn't a good sign. But she would sort of wake up every so often, crying. I finally got to sleep, and then she woke up about 4 am and puked. Her cup of milk was still on the bed, and I think she drank it and it wasn't very fresh. We got her cleaned her up and she went back to sleep pretty quickly.
|Despite it all, a smile at 4 am!|
|So happy to be heading home!|
I got a call from the ENT's office today and she briefly went over the results. Zadie did have some apnea and that has to be addressed. We have an appointment to see the ENT on August 12 to discuss the plan, but there's no way I'm going to be able to wait that long to find out what the plan is, so I'm going to call tomorrow and try to get more information.