Thursday night brought us back to Primary Children's Hospital for a second sleep study. The first one was done when Maaike was about 2 weeks old and was the catolist for the tracheostomy. An average kid will desaturate (have their oxygen level drop below 90%) a couple times during the night. Maaike's first sleep study showed that she was desaturating more than a hundred times in an hour and using only 10% of her airway. At Maaike's first sleep study I had to told her down while the techs hooked her up. This time I was amazed as Maaike sat patiently and let them do their work.
Results will be back in about 2 weeks and we are expecting they will be much improved over the first time. Hopefully they got enough data. In the 8 hours of sleep time Maaike clocked in about 6 and I got about 2. Sleep studies just aren't very sleep promoting.