You’re no stranger to the health ups and downs of our family and it seems that the lone healthy person, Owen, is now in the spotlight. Owen has in the past 4 months, begun to develop what seems like enlarged tonsils and adenoids. Whether he’s always had them or not, we’re not certain, but it’s begun to affect his sleep much more noticeably. Out of a growing concern, his doctor ordered a sleep study, which was inconclusive due to an understandably panicked Owen who woke up at midnight feeling like a science experiment.
While the test’s results were considered inconclusive, it revealed an alarming number of breathing episodes (similar to what Sleep Apnea is like) that initially led to an almost emergent need to have his tonsils and adenoids removed. But with the results of the sleep study being inconclusive, the surgeon is especially hesitant to operate. Owen will undergo another night of being hooked up like Darth Vader or Lance Armstrong in order to hopefully reveal the course of action we should take. If it’s to be surgery, we covet your prayers for his recovery and healing, and whatever the course, we ask you to pray that we might know how to help Owen heal. The next sleep study is scheduled for later this week on Thursday but in the mean time, Owen has come down with a stomach bug as well.