Wednesday, December 28, 2011


On December 14th, we were able to take Daylon over to the Sleep Center in the afternoon to see if we could get him fit for a mask and take a nap.

We got him set up with a mask, and he fell asleep for an hour with it on. During that hour, they adjusted the airflow to where they needed it to be to keep his airway open. They found that he needed it at 9. So, once we had that figured out we were able to pick up our CPAP machine the morning of the 15th.

He has done really well with it. At one point, we had him on a mask that looked very similar to a fireman's mask. He loved the thought of it, but had trouble keeping it on because it was so bulky.

I talked to his respiratory therapist today. They had looked over his downloads from the last two weeks, and found that he was still having events with the flow set at 9, so they wanted to set his machine to auto. We went ahead and set it up on auto this afternoon, with it set on auto it will start at 9 and automatically adjust to where he needs it. I have been watching it this evening to see where it is and it has been ranging anywhere from 9 to 14.2. This just amazes me considering I know adults who are on 12.

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