Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Sleep Apnea

Poor little Alexis, she has big sleep problems and it is all her tonsils fault. The sleep study clinic called today because Alexis has fragmented sleep patterns and stops breathing 6 times an hour during regular sleep and 8 during REM sleep. A normal child will stop breathing 1.5 times an hour. The lady at the clinic said something had to be done. She said if the doctor won't take her tonsils out then Alexis will have to have a machine. Can you imagine a 2 year old sleeping with one of those machines every night? Her doctor said back in September that she wanted to take the tonsils if the sleep study said she was having problems. We are meeting with the Doctor and the sleep study clinic next week and will figure things out from there. Dr. Chen will probably want to take them out quickly though since the sleep study lady was so concerned. It is scary, I know it is routine surgery, but not routine for us.

Speaking of surgery, Britt's is on Thursday. We met with his doctor yesterday. The doc was funny. He was talking to us and he put his hand on Britt's shoulder and turned and told me that he wouldn't be able to do the dishes, take out the garbage or yard work and other such things for 1 year. But if he wanted to go snowboarding or something that it was ok. I just laughed! So Britt was like hey it is doctors orders. I think I need that in writing! So we have to be at the hospital at 7am. It is in Seattle, so fun. This is shaping up to be a really fun month! I guess it is better to have it early in the year when the weather is yucky.

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The Gillespie Family said...

How long will he be in the hospital? We are only about an hour away if you need to crash here, or wanna have Alexis come over to play for the day? I think I'm gonna call you. Yeah. Good luck!!