Wish Me & Archie Luck!

// October 2nd, 2008 // Kids, Life

We are off to the hospital shortly as Archie is going to have a sleep study to see if he has sleep apnoea. This means he has to sleep at the hospital with little electrodes attached to many many parts of his body, and they monitor his oxygen levels and all sorts of other things no doubt. In recent years, it’s been discovered that a large proportion of kids with Down Syndrome have sleep apnoea, which can impact their development quite significantly as they are not getting proper rest. Archie had it before which is why he had his tonsils and adenoids removed. If he still has it, he may need to wear a special mask when he goes to bed at night.

Anyway it’s my turn to be the lucky parent who sleeps at the hospital with him – as you can imagine, it’s no easy task getting him to lie still while the millions of electrodes are attached, nor is it fun getting him to sleep in such an interesting environment! Hence the luck wishing, please!

[Check the photo above - Archie lost his front tooth and is now a gappy grinned child.]

11 Responses to “Wish Me & Archie Luck!”

  1. Samuel says:

    Oh no, poor Archie. Good Luck Emily! I hope the Sydney Hospital is nice, or at least not too noisy and difficult to sleep in for yourself. Keeeeeeute photo! X Jessica posing as Sam

  2. Karen says:

    Good luck Em…I s’pose your already back, hope it went well….I hope you don’t have to keep on doing too many more of those sleep studies! Seems like you’ve done heaps!?

  3. Soreen says:


    Isnt if funny how you can find old friends. Was just looking for a shearing video on “you tube” for my son when your “Big Ram” one from Staglands came up! Oh what joy to see the family – so have now googled you a bit further to see if I can email you directly and have fnow ound this blog. Poor ole Archie – off for another test – I hope it goes well – I would love to email you all directly and see how you all in AUSSY- not sure if you are able to gain my address from this – lets hope you can – otherwise I’ll try some other way – it appears i can do it through Flicker unless I am a member

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