16 October 2009

Night No.3

I could stare at it all night.

The oximeter is so hypnotic - the invisible sweeping bar moves left to right, left to right, and you can't help but be transfixed by it.

Watching the numbers change is like watching a 'live' telecast. Vera struggles: the numbers run amok. Vera settles into deep sleep: the number stays pretty constant.

An alarm is supposed to sound off at preset levels. I'm thinking, if I had an oximeter at home, I probably wouldn't get much sleep, given the light sleeper that I am. Or I guess I'll just learn to manage.

Night No.3 and boy am I glad it's only 3 nights. But we have the machine till next Monday so we might just keep it on to monitor for a bit more.

In 3 weeks' time, we'll know if Vera needs to be on oxygen or not.