Monday, February 2, 2009

Connor's Sleep Study

Last Saturday Connor had his sleep study. He was such a trooper and did so well. The kiddos bed time is 7:30 but Connors appointment time wasnt until 8pm. They arent supposed to fall asleep before the study and we had a half hour drive, so we went and ran some errands to get him out of the house.

Connor and Mama having a snack at Mc D's before the sleep study

We arrived, signed some papers and then proceeded to get some of the wires attached. Connor did awsome and only complained a little. The sleep technician was wonderful and gave Connor some of the stickies to put on his bunny to show how she was going to put them on him. That kept him distracted and calm. We decided to only put the major ones that go on the body under his pajamas first. He had two on his chest, one on his neck, one on his leg and a pulsox on his foot. All of the wires run up through his pjs and were connected together. After getting these on I then held Connor for a while until he went to sleep. Didnt take very long since it was now around 9pm, an hour and half after his normal sleep time. The sleep technician let him sleep for about an hour while monitoring the wires she already had connected and then came in to put the rest on. She was able to do most of this while he was asleep. There were at least ten more "stickies" (I dont know the technical term) put on his head. He was all gooped up. When it came down to putting the nasal canula on though he did not like that and woke up. I was able to get him back to sleep and we tried putting the canula back on, but this time in his mouth. He tolerated this better, but would still try to pull it off in his sleep.

Connor would sleep for a while, then turn, get all twisted up in the wires (there were at least 20 wires coming off of him) try to pull off the canula, succeed in pulling it off and wake up. Upon waking up he would get upset and I would try to untange him and get him back to sleep. We went through this until 3am, when he woke up and was quite upset. I told the tech we were done. The techician thought they had enough information and Connor was just getting more and more upset each time he woke. We got home around 4am and thankfully Connor went right to sleep in his own crib and slept peacefully till wake up time.

We will see the ENT in a couple weeks when he has gone over the results. We are pretty sure Connor will not need anything drastic as Brooklyn did. The doctor thinks he will just outgrow the large tonsils. We will see.

Connor - After being woken up to get the wires finished

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