Friday, January 20, 2012

Sleep Study Results

Today I met with the doctor at our sleep center to review Callie's results.  Our little girl has sleep apnea.  :-(  The report I received describes how comprehensive the test was:  "A Sensormedics SomnoStar polysomnograph recorded EEG, eye movement, chin EMG, airflow, microphone, chest and diaphragmatic excursion, EKG, leg EMG, body position, and capillary oxygen saturation. Lo-lux CCTV input was recorded digitally for later review."  Wow!  So I guess they can accurately make a diagnosis.  

The overall respiratory disturbance index (RDI) was 12.3 per hour.  Her overall AHI (apnea-hypopnea index) was 9.0 per hour; 27 apneas, 34 hypopneas, 22 RERAs were present.  The longest duration of the respiratory event was 23 seconds (!) and the average duration was 10 seconds.    At one point her oxygen saturation dropped to 86%.  The microphone recorded frequent moderately loud snoring.  Her official diagnosis is "Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome with mild oxygen desaturations".  

At least this confirms we are making the right decision to remove her tonsils and adenoids.  Callie's surgery is scheduled for February 2nd.  Her ENT will also place ear tubes at that time.  Hopefully we will see some positive changes in her health and sleep, and maybe even with her speech and feeding in the upcoming months.  


Jenn Cole said...

Will be thinking about you all on Thursday!


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