Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Sleep Study

Hubby officially has sleep apnea.

They did a split night study, which means for the first half of the test they just observed (with monitors and cameras) him sleeping and figured out what was causing him to wake after a short period of time: He chokes in his sleep and just isn't getting oxygen in his lungs. So his body wakes him up rather than let him die. Thankfully. The second half of the study, they put him on CPAP, which stands for continuous positive airway pressure. It is a mask attached to a machine which basically forces the oxygen into his lungs. He said the mask was really uncomfortable and he didn't think he'd sleep, but within a minute or two, was GONE and slept the best sleep he's ever slept in his whole life. He was in *such* a good mood when I picked him up, which is good because I spent most of the day wanting to cry and feeling fat (I know, the baby is not quite two weeks old, and I didn't start out skinny minny, so cut myself some slack, right? *sigh*). So he held me while I cried and apologized for being a jerk about something last night, and he even let my mom in the house (lol), watched kiddo so I could have a nap, put the baby back to sleep so I could cuddle kiddo, and he is STILL in a good mood! Unheard of! lol.

Man, I can't wait for him to be on his CPAP all the time ... better call the doctor's office tomorrow and find out where we go from here.

And ... I've lost two more pounds. I'm not eating/drinking any dairy because junior is sensitive to it and it gets transmitted through breast milk, and we think that's contributing to the weight loss. Thank heaven. I went for an 8-minute walk today (sadly, that's all I could manage), and I did get on my prepreg jeans, even though I had a muffin top. I was beyond caring at that point; they went on and fit through the butt and thighs, so I was happy.

I'd better do something before the baby wakes up to feed again.

7 comments:

steph k said...

yay!

oh just ehu. said...

So he had to wear the Darth Vader mask? Wow! Pictures? ;)
I dont' know if I could ever do a sleep study. I'd feel weird. Being watched as I sleep? I'm afraid I'd do something weird.

stewbert said...

lol. I didn't get to be there for the study. If I can take a picture after he gets his home machine, I might just post it. hehehe.

and they are used to seeing weird stuff when people are sleeping. I type the reports on the studies. lol

evitafjord said...

My mom and dad both use CPAP and said the same thing - amazing difference in energy, sleepiness, etc. Apparently waking up a zillion times a night makes you tired? Tell that to Mojo too ;-)

BTW, I hate you and you getting into your prepreg clothes. I'm still 20-30 pounds over prepreg - I lost all that weight between Josh and Sam, but my body went back to my usual prepreg weight, but not to the new, improved prepreg weight.

stewbert said...

Oh don't hate me too much. I'm still way overweight. Working on getting back to where I was when we got married now as my first mini goal ...

Kipluck said...

You could try goat milk. That is okay for people allergic to cow milk. Even though I PERSONALLY think it tastes like DRINKING cheese

steph k said...

drinking cheese? ewww... I should tell the Boy.