Thursday, July 29, 2010

Another Sleep Study...



The sad thing is that the picture of Nathan tells a little too much about how he knew this was his 4th sleep study! Its the "I can't believe you are putting me through this again!" putout look! He was such a trooper getting the probes on. He didn't fight it or anything. He just sat and played with Woody from Toy Story and watched "Cars".







Last night I took Nathan up to Primary Children's for hopefully our last sleep study in a while. This study was to check the status of his severe obstructive sleep apnea post mandibular distraction.

I hate that they call it "sleep study". Neither one of us slept great... but the good news is that Nathan did not need oxygen at all last night! That is such a big step forward for this little guy. They said his oxygen sats were around 88-90 which is awesome for Nathan at night! If a child drops below 85 then they are required to put oxygen on him. I hope that this is an indication of good things to come as we won't find out the results of the study for another 2-3 weeks. I have an appointment with Dr. Park on August 25th to discuss the results if we don't recieve a phone call from him before then.

Wish us luck that the jaw problem is over with for a while! With the jaw problems out of the way it would do a world of wonder for his heart and particularly his pulmonary hypertension.

3 comments:

Annie-Staten said...

Aw! What a little sweet heart to just sit there so patiently while they got him all hooked up!

Kyle and Alli said...

Great news! I bet you are glad to have that one over....I sure hope that his high oxygen sats at night meant that the study was a success!

Nicole said...

That is such good news!! Nathan is SUCH a great little boy.... Can you even imagine if this was Ellie with all these probes being stuck in her and surgeries all the time??? Heavenly Father knows what he's doing. Im so glad Nathan's breathing is better!!!! I miss you guys! Tell the kids I love them!