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Friday, February 28, 2014

Our little insomniac

          I want to say for the last 8 months our house has been running on fumes.  Lexie has always been a great sleeper, but like a light switch, it all changed.  Around June of 2013, Lexie started to wake up throughout the night.  She was falling asleep fine, but was awakening every two hours.  I was convinced it had something to do with her seizure medication because due to an increase of seizure activity we've had to increase her dosage twice.  Her doctor thought otherwise and scheduled us for a sleep study.  Of course, referring us for a sleep study is a heck of a lot easier than actually waiting for the sleep study date and suffering through the actual sleep study.  Lexie, like any person, doesn't like to be poked and prodded so as you can imagine, it was a very loooong night.  Thankfully they were able to get 4 hours documented and during those 4 hours Lexie was diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.   We were referred to an ENT and it was decided that a tonsillectomy was our next step.  Of course, that took a total of a couple months as well, but Lexie had her surgery on February 25th.  She is still recovering from the procedure and as long as we keep her medicated, she seems to be tolerating it as expected.  We pray that she will finally be able to get some much needed sleep because her daytime sleepiness was affecting her behavior at school and our nights here at home.  Eric and I are exhausted and we know she must be too.  While I'm always up for a late night party, I prefer to do it every once in awhile instead of every night.  Please keep your fingers crossed that this is exactly what she needed.  Seriously, people...pray!

We had to stay one night in the hospital and this is what was waiting for us when we left. 
Seriously crazy weather. 

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