Monday, August 30, 2010

KALEB'S SLEEP STUDY

Last night we headed up to Dartmouth for a sleep study for Kaleb.  They hooked him up to all the electrodes right away and then promptly sent him to bed.  That meant lights out for me too.  They watched Kaleb on camera, listened to him via microphone and observed his brain waves for the whole night.  Because he doesn't have a severe case of sleep apnea, just mild, they kept us for a nap studay today.  It consisted of 5 naps in the course of 10 hours.  They would tell him to nap and then see how long it would take him to fall asleep.  As soon as he was sound asleep, they would wake him up again.  It was quite irritating.  We won't have any results until later in the week.  Here are some pictures of our most exciting day.
(any guesses as to which book I'm reading?)

12 comments:

Jenny said...

He's cute all hooked up.
"The Help?"
Love that book.

ellen said...

Looks like The Help.

April said...

Oh.... tell me if you like your book! I need a new one to chew on. Keep us posted on the results! Hope you enjoy your own bed!

The Kings said...

oh boy - I can't imagine what it must be like to go through a sleep study yourself - I couldn't sleep with all that stuff on me, knowing I was being observed.

TMI Tara said...

You're reading The Help, which I love. But I hope you've read or plan to read Hunger Games. I just finished the last book minutes ago.... SO good!

Junior said...

I don't know how he sleeps with all those wires.

LL said...

it's THE HELP! Do you like it???
He looks GREAT with all those wires...my goodness, how do they expect him to sleep?!

shirlgirl said...

Been there and done that! When I saw myself in the mirror, I looked like someone from out of space. I had to do this twice. The second time was with the mask. I had a hard time going to sleep but they got enough information to know that I needed the CPAP machine which I've been using for a year. It took three months to get the test scheduled, three months to see my pulmonologist for the test results and three months to set up an appointment for the test with the mask and then three months to sept up an appointment with the sleep apnea specialist. I have mild to moderate sleep apnea, and I am doing fine with the CPAP. No more headaches, either. Will check in later to hear the results.

Sojourner said...

I know that drill,had one 15 years ago and again this year as i was feeling worse,am now trying to get used to sleep with a bipap machine and need a sleeping pill.:-[

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

I loved "The Help"! What a fantastic book.

I hope the sleep study gave them enough information to figure out what Kaleb needs.

Jo Jo said...

Read that, intense book.
Bub looks like a futuristic robot under construction.

Nettie's Blog said...

My "himself" has just had a night at the Sleep apnea clinic...he has his results...stopped breathing 12 times in the night and that was a good night really ...soo now we go from here with maybe a sleeping mask at night ...i always said i would never leave him to sleep alone BUT if that machine is too loud in the night ...i might have to!!!! Hope you little man is OK...