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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Polysomnogram (PSG) this Sunday

Micah goes in for a PSG (polysomnogram, aka "sleep study") this Sunday night.  Ugh.  My child, who screams at the sight of a stethoscope or blood pressure cuff, is supposed to allow some techs to stick a bunch of electrodes on his head and body and have him fall asleep with them on and sleep through the night.  Yeah, right.

Please pray that he is somewhat calm for this.  I almost wonder if it would be better to send Mark with him.  It seems that he grumps more for me than for Mark sometimes.  Also pray that we will have a definitive answer as to whether or not to remove his tonsils (which are obstructing about 80% of his airway, but he's not showing signs of apnea, other than moaning occasionally overnight and waking fairly early in the morning).

Yes, I have pictures from NDSC and lots of information to share.  I hope to post about that soon.  In a nutshell, we learned a lot, met some of our wonderful blogging and Facebook friends, caught up with some "old" friends, and enjoyed the Magic Kingdom (well, *some* of us enjoyed Magic Kingdom).  Okay, maybe I should post at least a couple of pictures.

This is what Micah thought of Mickey Mouse at Breakfast with Mickey

Maybe next time?...

7 comments:

Jonathan said...

Oh boy, this is big. I think sometimes kiddos (mine included) do make life harder for moms than dads. My mom thinks they do it on purpose. ;)

Did you see the message on your blog that your background is going to disappear on Friday?

We'll pray for Micah's test!

Amy

Jessica-MomForHim said...

Is he supposed to be sleep-deprived for the test? We've had to do many EEG's in the past 9 months with G (I don't know how those differ from PSGs--maybe that it isn't overnight? But we still call it a sleep test with the electrodes, etc). Anyway, having her sleep-deprived (we keep her up past midnight, then wake her up before 6am, then no nap) makes it easy for her to fall asleep for the test, even with the stuff on her head.

About Mickey....F (age 2) is still afraid of all big characters, too, and even big statues that don't move and aren't real! Totally normal.

Andrea @ Unfailingly Loved said...

Praying for you all -- and the pictures are too funny. The big mouse is a bit intimidating, isn't he? :)

Looking forward to hearnig all about the action packed trip to FL.

ATLKrafts said...

hoping the PSG goes well. you guys look relaxed even if Micah is freaking out.. maybe it is Mickey's white coat (haha)

Heidi said...

Praying that Micah does well in the sleep study. I can't believe that anyone can sleep with all of those probes on.

Love those pictures - what is it about that mouse?!

ParkerMama said...

Sleep studies can be rough. We've been through many. How'd it go?

Tammy and Parker
www.prayingforparker.com

Holly said...

love the pic! I'm never surprised when kids are scared to death of characters, they do look pretty ferosh!
Hope the sleep study went well...