Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sleep Apnea

Weiwei is sleeping tonight with this big gadget attached to her left arm. It's supposed to record or measure something to determine if she suffers from sleep apnea. You can google the technical description of this medical condition. But to me it simply means that somebody stops breathing repeatedly while asleep.

I was the one who told her to see our doctor about this. I have been noticing that she stops breathing repeatedly at night especially when she's lying on her back. And then she would wake up to catch her breath. Sometimes I would have to nudge her just to force her to breathe. And lately, she has been very tired and dozes off easily. At first I was thinking that this is just because of the work involved in taking care of the family. But, I am guessing that the lack of uninterrupted sleep might be causing this or contributing to it.

We'll find out the results on Friday when she returns the gadget to the hospital. I am praying hard that it's nothing to be concerned about. But it just makes me so nervous and concerned.


Anonymous said...

I hope it's not too serous and hope that the doctors can give advise on how to prevent it from happening again. Take care Weiwei and God bless you and your family.


Norman and Weiwei said...

Yep, we're still waiting for the results...

Anonymous said...

Dear Wei

Please do take care and i think it can be cure.
Maybe you are too tired out , do relax abd maybe you pick up Yoga , it may help.