Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sleep Study

Hope is in the middle of a sleep study as I type.... although as you can tell from the picture, she's not so keen on the sleeping part of the sleep study. Truth be told, she's not so keen on the entire idea of a sleep study. The black band on her head is covering the 10-15 electrodes that are stuck all over her head. She's had them on for about 2 1/2 hours and has just recently stopped crying about the whole situation.
The point of the sleep study is to lower her ventilator setting and see how she does. They've lowered her PEEP (the pressure that is in the circuit when she exhales in order to help keep her airway open) from 12 to 8 and she is doing great with it. They've also turned off her oxygen and she is doing great with that change too. Now if we could just get her to sleep.... :)

1 comment:

  1. Caden has had several sleep studies. It's SO much harder as they get older - as you are realizing! I pray it went well and, more importantly, you get some answers.