Monday, August 27, 2012

{Dr. News}

I just got a phone call from the pulmonologist.  He told me that Finn's sleep study results were in.  WHAT!?  Awesome.  I guess the cardiologist put a rush on it and seeing how he is young and has ds, it got pushed through. 

The sleep study showed that his saturation levels (oxygen levels) stayed between 90 and 100 for most of the night.  Which is very good.  BUT they did dip throughout the night into the 80's.  This is cause for concern.  It's not a huge concern, but something that requires attention.  The results did show that he has obstructive sleep apnea.  What is obstructing his airway?  We don't know yet.  It could be his tongue, tonsils, adenoids, or something or another. 

To help keep his oxygen levels from dipping, it is suggested that Finn be on oxygen when he sleep.  The results showed that he should use a cpap, but he is too small to fit a mask to his face.  So he will do oxygen. 

I'm happy to have the results back so soon.  Next, onto his ABR (hearing test) on Thursday.  Now those results, I will be anxiously awaiting.


Alicia said...

I'm glad you got those results so Finn can get the help he needs. That is good that his oxygen levels are good for the most part. We are praying for him.

heather said...

Morgan’s obstructive sleep apnea improved enough with having her tonsils and adenoids removed that we never had to do anything. We went to Dr. Muntz at PCMC. He has a lot of patients with Ds and is super experienced with T&A on them. He doesn’t have the greatest bedside manner but his surgical skills are worth that sacrifice. Morgan had her surgery when she was 21 months old.

khepworth said...

good to know heather. thanks!


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