Snoring and OSA
Abby failed her sleep study in November due to severe OSA. The bronch in December showed that her muscle flap was too large, so it was debulked in January. Since then, her speech has been much clearer and she seems to have an easier time when capped. Her repeat sleep study is in three weeks and we have been letting her fall asleep with her cap on in preparation for the sleep study. She isn't restless at all (she was when she slept capped prior to surgery), but she snores some and her O2 sats drop 2-3% compared to when she isn't capped. Is snoring always a sign of OSA and why is her O2 dropping slightly? She's three and a half and uses a 4.0 Tracoe. I've asked the ENT about downsizing, but he doesn't want to. Is there any chance that the trach could be causing her snoring?
Katie - Mom to Alexis (7/10) and Abby (7/08) - Rhabdomyosarcoma (dx 1/11), GJ (2/11), Trach due to blocked airway (3/11), Tumor removal/abdominal free flap reconstruction (6/11), Clean scans (8/11). Relapsed (5/12). Decannulated (11/12)