Monday, December 19, 2011

Sleep Study

At our down syndrome visit earlier this fall we learned that the guidelines for kids with down syndrome now includes a sleep study before they are 4 years old.

Today was our appointment at the sleep clinic.  Pretty simple and painless and in and out in about an hour and a half.  Thankful for Aidan who helped entertain the girls while I answered all the questions.

The doctor doesn't have any red flags with either girl but, does want to go ahead and have sleep studies completed on them in the spring (so we can avoid the hospital during the winter months, thank you God for intelligent and thoughtful doctors today).

In April the girls will each have a separate night to stay over.  As one parent has to stay the night with them, I thought I would keep myself from going crazy and schedule them a week apart instead of trying to kill two birds with one stone this time! =)  Prayerfully no obstructed sleep apnea is found in either one of them.
Not at the sleep clinic but as soon as they got home they took care of their babies!
If you have a child with ds I highly recommend talking to your doctor about a sleep study.


Ashley Gibson said...

Oooh...thanks! Putting it on the list! The ever-growing list....!

Aimee said...

We have a year and a half before I REALLY have to worry about this. But I've already decided that this will be one thing that's DAD'S job. How bad is that???

Of course it'll probably change over the course of the next 17 months, and I'd put a 98% chance that I'll still be the one to go, but I can hope, right?