Monday, April 30, 2012

Bionic Boy

Dinosaur eggs...

and a Purple Dinosaur Bridge...

and the Sleeping Green Monster...
What could be next?

Um....this is starting to look ominous.

Oh, no!  They turned him into a robot!

And then they said, "Good night!  Sweet dreams!"

The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that all children with Down syndrome have a sleep study done by the time they are 4 years old.  So Wade had his done Friday night.  How you can have that many wires coming from your head, face, legs, chest, and big toe and still have anything that resembles a night of sleep is a wonder to me!

But he did!  

Daddy stayed all night with him and said he was sleeping within 10 minutes of crawling into bed.  

Now we are waiting on the results.  Apparently, a rather high percentage of children with Down syndrome have problems with sleep apnea.  We have questions about the quality of Wade's sleep at times.  He goes to sleep quickly but then sometimes tends to wander out of bed and fall asleep again instantly in odd places.  Why does he get out of bed when he's obviously still very tired?  We don't know.


Ralph and Ruth Ellen Dickerson said...

been there, done that twice! More air movement makes a big difference!

Matt & Loretta said...

Our son would NEVER let all that stuff put on his head! How did you manage that!!!

Matt & Loretta said...

ok...that was suppose to say Matt & Loretta

kkstrite said...

Matt and Loretta,

Well, we figured he might try to pull the wires off, but he's pretty laid back about most things.
I don't know how he managed to sleep with all those wires on! I would think it would be the worst sleep of your life!