Thursday, January 10, 2008

Sleep Study Results

I am so angry! Payton had her sleep study done in the end of October 2007. It has been about 10 weeks or so and we still had not received her sleep study results. So I have been calling and calling and calling ... her ENT, her pediatrician, the sleep lab ... and nobody has called me back. Finally today I got her ped on the phone and they tell me it is not their responsibility to call me because they did not order the sleep study. Ok, nobody ordered it. I didn't need a referral ... we did it on our own, but the results were to be sent to our ENT. Regardless, the ped tells me they got their copy from the ENT, who never called me but took the time to send a copy to our ped. GRR. What about the patient?!

Bottom line is Payton has moderate sleep apnea. I know nothing other than that. I have left a message for the ENT to see what we do from here. I found this online ...

Moderate to severe Sleep Apnea is usually treated with a C-PAP (continous positive airway pressure). C-PAP is a machine that blows air into your nose via a nose mask, keeping the airway open and unobstructed. For more severe apnea, there is a Bi-level (Bi-PAP) machine. The Bi-level machine is different in that it blows air at two different pressures. When a person inhales, the pressure is higher and in exhaling, the pressure is lower. Your sleep doctor will "prescribe" your pressure and a home healthcare company will set it up and provide training in its use and maintenance.


  1. pain in the ass doctors....I hate how they forget about the "important" factor in what they do....THE PATIENT!
    I am sure the ENT will find an excuse why he hasn't called while Payton still suffers from the sleep apnea w/ no suggestions from the doc's...let me at em'
    Keep us posted on the doctor's response. I am curious how soon Payton will have a T&A.

  2. Grrrr some doctors!!!! I would think they would do a T&A before c-pap... it's NO fun to have to mess with oxygen in the house if you don't have to. Keep us posted!

  3. I feel for you! I think some doctors forget who they are working for!!! It can be so frustrating.

  4. What made you get her tested??? I am worried Logan may have sleep apnea.