Tuesday, August 23, 2011

No cram exam

We are off to UCSF for a sleep study for Maggie. This is the kind of a test I would ACE - I'm a goooood sleeper.

Maggie will be admitted to the ICU at 7:00PM, hooked up to dozens of electrodes and then she's supposed to sleep. There is no pain involved but there are plenty of interesting things to keep her awake. Preventing Maggie from yanking on the electrodes will be interesting. Getting her to settle in for the night with all the noise of the ICU and all those things attached to her head will be a trick, that's for sure. On top of that, they will be trying out CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) into her trach. They tired this once before prior to the trach and Maggie could not tolerate it. The doctor assumes that was the mask on her face and now that won't be necessary because the pressure will go directly into her trach. Seems likely - Maggie hates things on her face - but Maggie decides what Maggie will tolerate. It's her world, we're all just living in it.

And there BETTER not be a PEA under that mattress, either.

This could be a looong night.


  1. You make even going in for a sleep study somehow hilarious. I love you and Maggie and Maggie's world.

  2. I am thinking positive thoughts for a restful night.


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