|Waiting to get started|
|Stacking rolls of tape|
|New habit...chewing on her finger|
|Nasal cannula was the tough part last time...this time the tech told her that since she had the bunny ears, she needed whiskers like a bunny! It worked!|
|The tech told her she had to squeeze her nose anytime it itched (rather than rubbing it and possibly messing up the cannula)|
The next week, I talked to the nurse from the ENT's office. She said Dr. Javia was very pleased with the results! I couldn't believe it! I never expected her to say that. She said that her AHI (apnea hypopnea index) was 1.8! The last study, it was 75! Unbelievable improvement. I'm not sure we can thank the tonsillectomy totally for that, but it just might be that all that pain and suffering actually accomplished something for her. The nurse told me that Dr. Javia wanted Zadie to have a consultation with the doctor from the sleep lab to see if he agreed that the numbers were good enough for decannulation! I still can't even believe that this conversation is happening. I'm still trying not to get my hopes up too high, but it's hard not to. We're going to meet with the pulmonologist tomorrow and we'll see what he says.