Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sleep Study

Eli had his sleep study last night.  He didn't do so well.  He did great with letting them hook him up, and he fell right to sleep.  They have to have 6hrs on the monitor and 8 is a great number.  Eli slept for 10 1/2 hrs!  The tech went on and on about how perfect he was and how good he was and how absolutely adorable he was!  :)
The bad news is he failed the test.  His low O2 is set to alarm at 92%.  Eli spent most of the night in the low 80's and 70's and his low was 62%  He had central mixed apnea spells.  Central apnea is when the brain doesn't tell the body to breath.  The mixed is when his airway collapses and doesn't allow the air to move.  So not a good thing either way.  The beginning of the night he did okay but within 1-2 hrs he began to struggle.  By the mid point of the night all of his O2 reading were lower than his alarm setting, and by early  morning/morning he was in the low 70's and 60's.
The report is being sent over to his pulmonologist but mostly likely what will happen is BiPap and an apnea monitor. 
He's exhausted today. After struggling that much all night with NO oxygen he's beyond exhausted today and has spent alot of time napping.  I'm tired too.  He slept great but I definitely didn't!
So we are now back to waiting to find out what next.  Will update as we know more.
Here are 2 pictures of him from last night.

1 comment:

mandd3 said...

Wow, poor Eli! I am surprised that they didn't put O2 on him after they had enough data. Halfway through Tomas' study they came in and put the O2 on because they had what they needed and he was desatting 14 times and hour. It was also to test if high flow O2 would help with the mixed spells. It did and he was able to avoid the bibpap. His next one is in January so we'll see. Good luck Heather.