Thursday, 20 November 2008

Melbourne Sleep Study

On Wednesday we flew to Melbourne to have a Sleep Study performed at the Monash Medical Centre to determine whether Raphael still needed CPAP.

I was unimpressed by the staff who managed the CPAP while Raphael slept. They did not seem to know how to use their own CPAP machine and did not do what I told them to do when it became obvious that they did not know what they were doing. The Nurses were lovely but I don't think that they would dispute the embarrassing mistakes that they made with the machine. It reminded me on how lucky we have been in Hobart where we had the specialist introducing CPAP on Raphael themselves.

Regardless of the errors in CPAP application it was obvious that Raphael is still unable to breath properly when he sleeps. I don't have the specialists final report yet but I am 100% certain that they will recommend continuing with CPAP.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Raphael eats doughnut for first time

This is the first non-pureed food that Raphael has eaten without choking (much).

He seems to have learned to masticate very small pieces of it into a puree and then he is able to swallow it