The sleep study results were:
Carson is in deep sleep 85% of the time. This is how newborns and premies sleep, he gets very little REM sleep. This is all very typical of neurological patients. Because he is in a very deep sleep he has very little apnea episodes. Although the apnea episodes were difficult to distinguish, the Dr counted 8 apneas total, all night. This again is typical of neuro patients, having one episode an hour, this is a very low rate. The Dr also noticed some upper airway resistance: his tonsils and adenoids are large, also his floppy muscles play a role in this. Carson's breathing is very shallow and is considered a paradoxical breather (a tummy breather). The best thing we can do for Carson right now is what we are doing, keep him on oxygen when he is sleeping. We are also hoping that the tonsil and adenoid ectomy will help.
Jeff and I were able to take a short vacation over new years to help de-stress. We went to South Carolina, where Jeff's sister, Kari, is. Our Friends Steve and Christy Anthofer met us there. We had a blast. Jeff and Steve were able to play golf on the ocean course while Christy and I spent a few hours at a spa. We were also able to close some bars down a few nights in a row, something we had not done in a few years. We were ready to come home and see our baby, but not ready to get back to the snow.
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