Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wires and Stickers

Wow! What an experience! Sumana had wires and stickers all over her head, torso and legs for her sleep study. . . even a heat sensor and monitor to check the heat and pressure of the air going in and out of her mouth and nose. How cool is that?
Now, you'd think Sumana would have trouble sleeping with that get-up, but I was the one who didn't sleep very well. The nurse was only in a couple times, but there's something about having a camera in your room that makes it hard to relax and go to sleep. We were 'woken' at 5:30ish and were on our way by 6:15 am. As soon as we got home, I took a 1 1/2 hour nap. That was just what the doctor ordered!
We go back next Wednesday to get the results and, if needed, we go for a second sleep study on July 5th. From what I could see on the printout we were given, her oxygen levels remained fairly constant. The peaks and valleys for her chest and abdomen monitors were seemed very inconsistent. But of course, that's from my limited knowledge. I guess we'll leave the diagnoses to the medical professionals!


  1. I'm very glad to hear that you at least got your nap once you got home! Glad it's behind you and I hope you can continue to catch up on sleep in this busy week!


  2. How can she look so cute with so many stickers & wires all over her? We love you, Sumana!
    Auntie Kerri

  3. Hey Sumana and Cheryl!!
    I am so happy that she was able to get in early for her test!
    She looks great in Sleep Study gere!
    I hope that it went smoothly- I know she was not looking forward to it.
    Keep me in the loop.
    Maggie Sifain