KayTar's sleep study was last night and it went better and worse than I expected. It went better in that she didn't have any major allergic reactions to the adhesives, so the no-Coban/limited adhesives plan worked. It was worse in that there wasn't much sleep happening during that sleep study. She slept enough for them to get the data they needed, but it was not a restful night and she moaned a lot and woke up confused a few times. She usually sleeps right through the night, even when we've been inpatient, but it is tough to get rest when you are hooked up like this! EEG, EKG, nasal cannulas, bands around the chest to measure expansions/contractions, sensors on her legs and chin, pulse oximeter...yowza!
That being said, I'm certain she got more sleep than I did. I was not feeling my best in the first place, but when you add in the freezing room, hard mattress and pillow, sleeping fully clothed with a hoodie on, and a kiddo who isn't sleeping...well, it was not a recipe for successful snoozing. We got through it, though, and it was definitely not the worst test we've ever been through!
The techs would not tell me anything, so we have to wait 3-4 days for the report from the doctor. I'll call on Monday to check on things, because I'm very curious about how it looked on their end. I know from watching the one monitor in the room that her ETCO2 stayed in the 45-49 range for the most part and I saw her RR drop below 10 a few times. Of course, I didn't watch the monitor all night...I did attempt to catch some Zzz's, though they proved to be quite elusive. KayTar and I spent the day here recuperating and I am SO looking forward to a good night's sleep in my own amazingly comfy bed tonight.