Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sleep Study Results Part I: What We Expected

Matthew had his four year old well-child visit yesterday (36 pounds and healthy as a horse, in case anyone was wondering) and I asked the pediatrician if Nolan's sleep study results were in. She went to look, and came back with the report.

The sleep study report contains some findings that were expected, and some that were not expected. I'll save the new curve-ball issue for another post entirely, because it has a lot of implications and I am not sure what to make of it right now.

As for the expected findings, he does have obstructive sleep apnea. This is no big surprise, considering that we hear him snoring for most of the night:

TRANSCRIPT: Nolan is snoring.

The neurologist who wrote the sleep study report recommends a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy to resolve the obstructive sleep apnea, so I'm pretty sure that our ENT will want to move forward with surgery. We see our ENT on Monday the 15th, so I am sure surgery will be scheduled then.

We also saw our GI doctor yesterday, and she is pleased with Nolan's progress. He weighs 25 pounds, 14 ounces (almost 26 pounds, which places him in the 10% for his age- a HUGE improvement) and is doing fairly well on his Nexium. We are continuing the DuoCal and keeping him on whole milk for the time being. We don't need to see her until November, so we are quite happy that things are going well on the tummy-front.

Which is good, because we are going to be awfully busy on the neurology front...


Herding Grasshoppers said...

Hurray for Matthew, being so hale and hearty. And for Nolan, 26#! Woo-hoo!

Okay, the tonsil/adenoid thing won't be fun, but woo him with ice cream or yogurt or whatever he loves. Root beer floats. Milkshakes. I don't know. At least that is a fairly straight-forward procedure.

Keeping you in my prayers for that, and the "other".


Drew's Mom said...

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers...I know this isn't easy.