More on Kyle's Sleep Apnea

Kyle was scheduled for another titration sleep study on Halloween but we re-scheduled the overnight sleep study for Nov. 2nd. That way he was able to see his baby sister trick-or-treating!

So on November 2nd, Kyle was tested on a BiPap AutoSV Advanced with heated humidifier by Respironics. The doctor called us on November 6th with the results. He said that the standard CPap and BiPap machines didn't work well for Kyle and that this machine was his best option. However, even with this machine his results are still abnormal. Here's the breakdown we received verbally from the doctor from the sleep lab:

Home Diagnostic Sleep Study on Oct. 16th with no breathing equipment:
101 apneas/hour
Average oxygen level low 80s with drops to low 60s

Sleep Study on Oct. 20th with CPap and BiPap:
55 apneas/hour
Average oxygen level 92 with drops to 83

Sleep Study on Nov. 2nd with BiPap AutoSV Advanced:
30-35 apneas/hour
Average oxygen level 94.9

Clearly, the BiPap AutoSV Advanced machine is necessary. On Nov. 6th, the doctor from the Sleep Lab wrote a prescription for the machine and was told a machine would be delivered to our home. We anxiously waited for the delivery of the machine, however, it never came. Instead we unexpectedly received a letter on Nov. 14th (but dated Nov. 7th) from our insurance company that we are not covered for the machine. Frustrated that it took a week for the denial letter to reach us, all the while Kyle suffers. My husband immediately called the sleep lab for a copy of the prescription and I searched for medical supply companies that rent the machine because Kyle has waited long enough for his therapy.

We ended up renting the machine from a reputable company in Nevada and received it Nov. 17th. Their web address is medtoyou.com. Awesome service and fair prices.

-Christy (Kyle's mom)

1 comments:

JONES WILSON said...

Really very informative .....keep sharing.
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