April 14, 2009

CPAP Victory!

As Hannah says, "Practice makes progress. And perfect."

She did it! Last night Hannah slept through the night, with the CPAP, in the conservatory with the candlestick. And *I* slept in my own bed! I peeked in at 7:15 a.m. and she was still asleep. Around 8:00 she emerged, well rested and proud of herself.

I had heard many stories about kids with Ds not ever getting acclimated to using the CPAP. I was skeptical that we'd make it as far as we have, but fortunately Hannah is all on board with anything medical, so she was able to persevere.

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It was good that she was well rested because I had a long list of things for her to accomplish this morning. Besides fitting in some schoolwork, we expected company around 11:00 a.m. There was plenty of tidying to do, and some baking. It all was done before our friends Deb, Meghann and Anya came for a visit. We met them in the fall after having corresponded via email for months (maybe even a year?).

Adorable Anya is 5 and was adopted from Ukraine in 2007. Meghann, her big sister, is almost 10 (or will be by the time most of you read this! Her birthday is tomorrow--Happy Birthday Meghann!). The girls kept themselves busy, and then kept the Moms busy too! It was a fun day.

There was plenty of medical care offered to our guests, plus games of Charades and Wii Sports. Playdoh and a Tea Party. Musical instruments to explore. Martha Stewart's Macaroni and Cheese (oh yum...we had it for dinner too, much to Hannah's delight).

We had a wonderful day!


Beverly said...

I am so happy to hear all is wonderful with that CPAP! Such good news.

Linda said...

Fabulous news! So happy for you guys.

Meghann said...

I had such a great day at your house. I love your blog!! Love, Meghann

Anonymous said...

I am so happy that Hannah was able to sleep through the night tonight. Especially with my crew coming to visit! LOL
We had such a great visit, and I think we need to do it at least once a month!! Love ya! Hannah, Anya thinks you are AWESOME!!!

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Melanie said...

That's fantastic! It must have felt like a huge victory!

Monica said...

That is great news!!!

Looks like an awesome day, how fun!!

Natalie said...

Now that is quite a victory indeed! Hooray!

Dawn said...

Happy V-CPAP Day!