We took Ren to Pediatric Sleep Clinic on the recommendations of her doctors at the Down Syndrome clinic, where they heard her sleeping and wanted to rule out an obstruction. it is something we expected to do at some point as it was on the list of things to look for in children with Down syndrome. We really don’t think that she has an issue but we wanted to follow up on their recommendations to be sure.
So I packed up the younger group of kids and headed to the consultation appointment 2 hours away. They had an opening that evening for a sleep study so we opted to get-r-done. My oldest daughter would head up to meet me partway, take the rest of the kids home, and then Ren and I would return to sleep the night away at the clinic (which she did just fine at after she finally settled down).
Before that happened we still had some time to kill. So we headed to the grocery store to supply a simple picnic where we splurged on pudding cups for dessert.
We got directions to a park just a few blocks away and enjoyed a fun afternoon, hiking the small trail and fishing for seaweed which they successfully caught. They are such sportsmen. :)
Wish I had some pictures of how she looked hooked up to all those wires. Looked like something out of a sci-fi movie like the Matrix. But alas… my daughter didn’t grab my phone charger and I was out of battery till we were unlocked from the cell block in the morning and able to charge my phone in the car. :)
What I am leaving out is that I headed out on this adventure ill prepared and only 25 bucks with me, enough to pay the co-pay and eek enough gas into the tank to get home. I won’t bother going into all the details but suffice it to say that it was a bit of an adventure. Thankful for God’s sovereign care, resourcefulness, and an older daughter who came with needed resources later that day.