02 November 2009

Gotta Have Oxygen

So there. Vera's gotta have oxygen via a nasal prong when she sleeps. Mommy's a little disappointed to hear that the oximeter study reported regular bouts of desaturation through the night to the lowest of 68. So much for staying up and looking at numbers in the golden nineties.

CPAP is more effective in dealing with the obstructive apnea, whereas giving oxygen does just that, it doesn't clear the obstruction. But no choice, Vera doesn't want the mask. Smart girl. I'd go for the nasal prong too, it looks much more comfortable.

Oh well. Just gotta get used to Vera's new look at night. Not exactly looking forward to having our first permanent machine at home. Fingers crossed she'll accept this without the fuss of the CPAP mask.